The primary purpose of the Board of Education's advisory committees is to advise, assist, and provide support and advocacy for quality education. Advisory committees work to advise the Board of Education on policies, procedures, and methods, which help strengthen educational programs.
Advisory committees are composed of members who have volunteered their time, talents, and knowledge to help strengthen educational programs. Members are appointed by the Board of Education to serve three-year terms of service. Each advisory committee develops its own program of work based on the needs of the program served. The committees meet three to four times a year and will make an annual report to the Board of Education on its recommendations for consideration and action.
- Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
- Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted (VACEG)
- State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
- Advisory Committee on Adult Education & Literacy
- Advisory Committee for Career & Technical Education
- The Virginia Educational Technology Advisory Committee (VETAC)
- Student Advisory Committee – The Student Advisory Committee advises the Board of Education on issues of interest to students. It consists of high school students from each of the eight educational administrative regions as well as four middle school students selected at-large.
For information about the current committee member nomination process for Board of Education Advisory Committees see Call for Nominations for Board of Education Advisory Committees: 2013-2016 Term, Superintendent's Memo #65-13.