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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 2-42.2

ADMINISTRATION

Principal's Advisory Committee

  1. General

    Each principal shall activate a Principal's Advisory Committee (PAC) whose membership shall be chosen from employees currently assigned to the school site.

  2. Purpose

    The PAC shall advise the principal in planning for the effective and efficient operation of the school. The committee will focus on successful school operation which leads to high student achievement and high employee morale.

    The PAC will serve in an advisory capacity only. Committee Members shall communicate to the principal employee issues that have impact on the effective and efficient operation of the school. They will communicate to the principal site conditions that negatively impact on high student achievement and high employee morale. The principal will work collaboratively with the PAC to address employee issues.

  3. Membership

    Each principal and school staff will collaboratively develop a system for electing members of the school's PAC. Members shall serve a one to three-year term. Schools will determine the length of tenure for PAC members. Members may seek re-election after their terms have expired.

  4. Meetings

    The principal shall call the first meeting and shall preside at all meetings. Meetings shall be scheduled as needed at each site. Committee meetings shall be open and scheduled at a reasonable time when the majority of staff members might attend.

    Agendas shall be available for each meeting, and minutes shall be posted following each meeting. Robert's Rules of Order will be used to conduct committee meetings.

  5. Duties and Responsibilities of the Principal
    1. To retain responsibility for the efficient, effective daily operation of the school and serve as the Chair for the PAC.
    2. To communicate pertinent operational issues to all staff employee groups.
    3. To listen to employee concerns relative to obstacles to high student achievement and/or high staff morale.
    4. To collaborate with the PAC in implementing operational improvements designed to promote high student achievement and/or high staff morale.
    5. To evaluate the effectiveness of the PAC, in collaboration with the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability, by supervising an annual survey to be administered to all PAC members in the School Division.
    6. To resolve contentious issues being considered by contacting a facilitator from the central office for assistance.
    7. To ensure that site actions are consistent with School Board policies and regulations and supply adequate documentation should questions arise.
  6. Duties and Responsibilities of Other Members of Principal's Advisory Committee
    1. To voice constituent concerns relative to obstacles to high student achievement and/or high staff morale.
    2. To collaborate with the principal and the PAC in implementing operational improvements designed to promote high student achievement and/or high staff morale.
    3. To assist in the evaluation of the PAC at the site and throughout the School Division by participating in an annual survey to be administered by the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability.
    4. To utilize appropriate avenues for conflict resolution, to include open committee meetings, a conference with the principal, and available facilitator assistance.
    5. Committee members will have no authority to act in an individual capacity nor outside the purpose of this regulation.

Approved by Superintendent: September 3, 1997
Revised by Superintendent: November 21, 2002
Revised by Superintendent: February 28, 2008
Scrivener’s Amendments: September 28, 2011
Scrivener’s Amendments: August 10, 2013
Revised by Superintendent: December 9, 2013