Published on Mon., August 27, 2018

Dear LCS community,

There are so many ways in which you can be involved in our school community. We have several committees that represent various groups within Lynchburg City Schools. These committees are made up of volunteers from around our community.

The committees that you can volunteer on for the include:

Equity Task Force

Membership: The Equity Task Force may have a maximum of 20 members including but not limited to, parents/guardians, students, educators, retired professionals, concerned citizens, and others.  Members are appointed annually.

Purpose: The purpose of the Equity Task Force is to assist with the evaluation of equitable practices in six key areas as they relate to improved student outcomes:

  1. Staff recruitment and retention
  2. Academics and school culture and climate
  3. Increased access/opportunities and removal of barriers
  4. Family/community engagement and responsiveness
  5. Staff training and awareness
  6. Cultural diversity, celebration and recognition

Meetings: The Equity Task Force meets 4-5 times annually.

School Health Advisory Board

Membership: The School Health Advisory Board may have a maximum of 20 members including but not limited to, parents/guardians, students, health professionals, educators, and others. Members are appointed annually.

Purpose: The purpose of the School Health Advisory Board is to 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.

Meetings: The School Health Advisory Board meets 4-5 times annually.

Special Education Advisory Committee

Membership: The Special Education Advisory Committee may have a maximum of 24 members including but not limited to, parents/guardians, educators, community members, and others.  Members are appointed annually.

Purpose: The purpose of the Special Education Advisory Committee is to advise the school division of the needs in the education of children with disabilities; participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities, submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the local school board, assist the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for educational services, review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to the submission to the local school board, and participate in the review of the local school division’s annual plan.

Meetings: The Special Education Advisory Committee meets 4-5 times annually.

General Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee

Membership: The General Career-Technical Advisory Committee may have a maximum of 20 members including but not limited to, parents/guardians, students, educators, retired professionals, concerned citizens, and others. Each of the 14 program areas in CTE has an advisory committee which sends a representative to serve on the General Career-Technical Advisory Committee. Members are appointed annually.

Purpose: The purpose of the General Career-Technical Advisory Committee is to advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for high quality programs that prepare middle and high school students for successful transition to further education and careers.

Meetings: The General Career-Technical Advisory Committee meets 4-5 times annually.

If you are interested in participating in one of these committees, please submit a letter of interest letting us know a little bit about you and what you have to contribute to the particular committee you want to represent. We welcome letters of interest from all members of the community, whether you are a current parent, you have kids who have since graduated, or you are a member of the community with a unique and valuable perspective that you would like to offer in order to help us better serve our students in Lynchburg City Schools.

Please keep your letter to a single page. The deadline for submissions is September 14, 2018.

Please complete the application process by clicking on the link below:

LCS Committee Service Letter of Interest

Or direct your letter to the following individuals:

For the Equity Task Force

You may submit your letter of interest to Ethel Reeves, LCS Director of Community Engagement, in the following ways:

Mail to:
Ethel Reeves, Director of Community Engagement
Lynchburg City Schools
915 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

or

Email to: reevesee@lcsedu.net.

For the Health Advisory Committee:

You may submit your letter of interest to Anne Bond Gentry, LCS Coordinator of Student Services

Mail to:
Anne Bond-Gentry, Coordinator of Student Services
Lynchburg City Schools
915 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

or

Email to: bondgentrya@lcsedu.net

For the Special Education Advisory Committee:

You may submit your letter of interest to Wyllys VanderWerker, Director of Special Education:

Mail to:
Wyllys VanderWerker, Director of Special Education
Lynchburg City Schools
915 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

or

Email to: vanderwerkerwd@lcsedu.net

For the Career and Technical Education Committee:

You may submit your letter of interest to Ed Dellinger, Supervisor of Career & Technical Education:

Mail to:
Ed Dellinger, Supervisor of Career & Technical Education
Lynchburg City Schools
915 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

or

Email to: dellingerce@lcsedu.net

You may also hand deliver your letter to the LCS School Administration Building at 915 Court Street, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please indicate which administrator it should be forwarded to upon delivery.

Thank you for your interest in serving the students of Lynchburg!

Sincerely,

Crystal M. Edwards
Superintendent

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