COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 116

May 26, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Call for Nominations for Board of Education Advisory Committees: 2006-2009 Term

 

The Virginia Board of Education is seeking nominees to serve a three-year term on advisory committees appointed by the Board. The terms will begin in July 2006 and end in June 2009.

The Board of Education currently has five advisory committees. Please note that for two of the five advisory committees, specific categories are required. The advisory boards and the current vacancies are as follows:

 

Advisory Board for Teacher Education and Licensure

Nominees are being sought in the following categories:

  • Classroom Teacher (Elementary Reading Specialist)
  • Division Superintendent
  • School Board Member
  • Classroom Teacher (Middle)
  • Higher Education (Private institution: faculty members in teacher preparation programs who may represent the arts and sciences)

 

State Special Education Advisory Committee

Nominees are being sought in the following categories:

  • Classroom teacher (special education)
  • Parent of a child with a disability, Region 1
  • Parent of a child with a disability, Region 8
  • Person with a disability

Advisory Committee on Adult Education and Literacy

Nominees are being sought for four vacant positions. No specific category required.

 

Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee

Nominations have already been solicited and received for this advisory committee.

 

Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted

Nominations have already been solicited and received for this advisory committee.

 

Article nine, Section 2, of the Bylaws of the Virginia Board of Education adopted in September 2004, states that advisory committees shall be composed of persons who represent the views and interests of the general public and who are known to be qualified to perform their duties. All appointments to an advisory committee shall be made by the Board upon the recommendations of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Findings and recommendations are provided to the Board of Education in a manner and at a time prescribed by the Board.

 

Superintendents and other individuals are invited to recommend nominees to fill current vacancies for each advisory committee as noted above. Nominee qualifications will be reviewed, and a slate of recommended members will be submitted to the Board of Education in July 2006.

 

Nominations may be made by completing the attached recommendation form. Please send the completed form to Dr. Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120. Nominations may also be submitted by fax or e-mail to 804/ 225-2524; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

 

All nominations must be received by July 10, 2006.

 

Questions regarding the Board of Educations advisory committees or activities may be addressed to Dr. Roberts at 804-225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

 

PIW/MNR/mfm

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf116a.doc