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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-21


Citizens' Advisory Committees

  1. Generally

    Citizens' advisory committees will be organized by the School Board when mandated by federal or state law or regulations of the Virginia Board of Education or whenever the School Board determines that such groups may be helpful in advising the School Board.

  2. Nomination to the Committees

    School Board Members, in cooperation with the Superintendent, will seek recommendations for prospective candidates for the committees. Candidates shall represent a broad cross-section of the community and meet the requirements for service on the committee. School Board Members shall not serve on advisory committees, except for those committees that have strategic planning purposes.

  3. Service of the Committees

    Committee activities and discussion shall be confined to the compilation of data, the analysis of problems, the summary of opinions, the drawing of conclusions and recommendations regarding the purposes for the advisory committee. Committees will not expand the duties and purposes for the creation of the committee without prior approval of the School Board or amendment to any law or regulation authorizing such expansion.

    Committees and their chairpersons shall have no legal authority to act on behalf of the School Board nor shall the committees have authority to direct the activities of School Division staff or students.

  4. Support Staff

    Designated members of the administrative staff shall serve as resource persons to advisory committees.

  5. Committee Tenure

    The tenure of advisory committee members shall expire at the School Board's discretion. Committee members shall have no legal rights to their appointed positions and may be removed from membership for failure to perform duties, failure to maintain requirements for appointment to the committee and other good and just cause as determined by the School Board. Membership and responsibilities will be in compliance with School Board policies and regulations, and applicable state and federal law and regulations.

Code of Virginia §22.1-18.1, as amended. Annual report on gifted education required; local advisory committee on gifted education.

Code of Virginia §22.1-275, as amended. School Health Advisory Board.

Virginia Department of Education Regulations 8VAC20-40-60, as amended. Local plan, local advisory committee, and annual report.

Virginia Department of Education Regulations 8VAC20-81-230, as amended. Local educational agency administration and governance.

Adopted by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014