BCF -- Advisory Committees to the School Board

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The School Board may appoint advisory councils or committees of citizens of the school division for consultation with reference to specific matters pertaining to local schools. In addition, pursuant to Board of Education regulations, the School Board establishes advisory committees for the following programs: special education and career and technical education. These committees shall serve without compensation for one-year terms.


A Gifted Education Advisory Committee will be established. The Committee will annually review the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented. The comments and recommendations of the Committee will be submitted in writing directly to the School Board and the superintendent. The Committee will reflect the ethnic and geographical composition of the school division.


A School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) will be established. The SHAB will be comprised of no more than twenty members. The members will include broad-based community representation, including parents, students, health professional, educators, and others. The SHAB will assist with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services. The SHAB will hold meetings at least semi-annually and will annually report on the status and needs of student health in the division to any relevant school, the School Board, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Department of Education.


The School Board may request that the SHAB recommend to the School Board procedures relating to children with acute or chronic illnesses or conditions, including, but not limited to, appropriate emergency procedures for any life-threatening conditions and designation of school personnel to implement the appropriate emergency procedures.]


A Parent Advisory Council will be established to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in programs supported by Title I, Part A and/or Limited English Proficiency programs under Title III.


A Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Committee will be established to provide meaningful and ongoing consultation with, and input from, parents in the development of the application and administration of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program.


A Safe School Committee will be established at each school which receives funds from the Safe Schools Act of 1994 to assist in assessing the school’s violence and discipline problems and in designing appropriate programs, policies, and practices to combat such problems. The committees will include faculty, parents, staff, and students.



Adopted:           April 20, 2015


Legal Refs.:      20 U.S.C. §§ 5964(a)(6), 6318(e)(12), 7115(a)(1)(E).


Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-18.1, 22.1 86, 22.1-275.1.


8 VAC 20-40-60.

8 VAC 20-81-230.D.

8 VAC 20-120-50.

8 VAC 20-131-270.



Cross Ref.:


School Crisis, Emergency Management, and Medical Emergency Response Plan



Threat Assessment Teams School Year/School Day Programs for Gifted Students

Community Involvement in Decision Making




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