Policy BCFZ

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 School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) will be established. The School Health Advisory Board shall have fourteen (14) members. Six (6) staff members and a student shall be appointed by the Superintendent. Seven (7) lay members shall be appointed by the school board. 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 General Career-Technical Advisory Committee will be established to report and make recommendations to the school board regarding career-technical programs and policy. Each of the 14 program areas in Career-Technical Education has an advisory committee which sends a representative to serve on the General Career-Technical Advisory Committee. This committee meets 4 to 6 times per year.

An Equity Task Force Committee will be established to address issues in five categories: discipline, staffing and recruitment, cultural diversity, extra-curricular programs, and advanced courses, and to provide communication between the Superintendent and parents. The group will be comprised of working and retired professionals, concerned community citizens, and school division staff. Lay members shall serve a three-year term and may be appointed for an additional three-year term of service.

A Special Education Advisory Committee will be established annually according to state regulations. The committee will meet a minimum of four times per year and members will serve two-year terms.

Adopted: February 18, 2014
Revised: April 28, 2015
Revised: January 16, 2018

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.:

EB School Crisis, Emergency Management, and Medical Emergency Response Plan
EBB Threat Assessment Teams
IC/ID School Year/School Day
IGBB Programs for Gifted Students
KC Community Involvement in Decision Making