DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 121
May 9, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Call for Nominations for Board of Education Advisory Committees: 2008-2011 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 2008 and end in June 2011.
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 on Teacher Education and Licensure
Six vacancies. Nominees are being sought in the following categories:
Secondary Classroom Teacher (Career and Technical Education)
Classroom Teacher (Elementary)
Parent/Teacher Association Representative
Middle School Classroom Teacher: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
Personnel Administration: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
State Special Education Advisory Committee
Nine vacancies. Nominees are being sought in the following categories:
Parent of a child with a disability, Region 6
Parent of a child with a disability, Region 8
Local Director of Special Education
Representative of a Private School
Representative of an Institution of Higher Education: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
Person with a disability: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
Representative of a State Agency: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
Representative of the Department of Corrections: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
Representative of the Foster Care System: incumbent is eligible for reappointment to a second term
Advisory Committee on Adult Education and Literacy
Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
Five vacancies. Especially seeking representatives from post-secondary education institutions and business and industry representatives.
Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted
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 June 2008.
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
All nominations must be received by June 9, 2008.
Questions regarding the Board of Education's advisory committees or activities may be addressed to Dr. Roberts at 804-225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov
a. Advisory Committees Nomination Form (PDF)