COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 113

June 1, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Call for Nominations for Board of Education Advisory Committee: 2007-2010 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 2007 and end in June 2010.

 

The Board of Education currently has five advisory committees. Please note that for two of the five advisory committees, specific categories of expertise or geographic representation are required by state or federal law or regulation. For all committees, the Board of Education seeks to have geographic and racial/ethnic representation among the appointees.

 

The advisory boards and the current vacancies are listed below. It is indicated if the current incumbent is eligible for reappointment.

 

Advisory Board for Teacher Education and Licensure

Five vacancies. Nominees are being sought in the following categories (Note: one of the teacher appointments must be a teacher of special education):

         Member-at-large: Current incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term

         Classroom Teacher (Elementary) - Term Expired (not eligible for reappointment)

         Classroom Teacher (Secondary)- Resigned (term was to expire 6/30/08)

         Division Superintendent- Resigned (term was to expire 6/30/08)

         Nonpublic School Teacher(Secondary)- Term Expired (not eligible for reappointment)

 

State Special Education Advisory Committee

Seven vacancies. Nominees are being sought in the following categories:

         Parent of a child with a disability, Region 3

         Parent of a child with a disability, Region 4

         Parent of a child with a disability, Region 5

         Parent of a child with a disability, Region 7- Current incumbent eligible to be reappointed to second term

         Transition-Vocational Education

         Local Director of Special Education

         Person with a disability

 

Advisory Committee on Adult Education and Literacy

Three vacancies.

 

Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee

Four vacancies. For three of the four vacancies, the current incumbent is eligible to be reappointed to a second term.

 

Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted

Six vacancies.

 

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 and organizations 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 2007.

 

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 fax to 804-225-2524 or by e-mail to Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

 

All nominations must be received by July 9, 2007.

 

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

 

BKCJr/MNR/mfm

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf113a.pdf