(1)The Director shall provide for the establishment of an advisory committee for each school in the defense dependents’ education system. An advisory committee for a school shall advise the principal or superintendent of the school with respect to the operation of the school, may make recommendations with respect to curriculum and budget matters, and, except as provided under paragraph (2), shall advise the local military commander with respect to problems concerning dependents’ education within the jurisdiction of the commander. The membership of each such advisory committee shall include an equal number of parents of students enrolled in the school and of employees working at the school and, when appropriate, may include a student enrolled in the school. The membership of each such advisory committee shall also include one nonvoting member designated by the organization recognized as the exclusive bargaining representative of the employees working at the school.
(2)In the case of any military installation or overseas area where there is more than one school in the defense dependents’ education system, the Director shall provide for the establishment of an advisory committee for such military installation or overseas area to advise the local military commander with respect to problems concerning dependents’ education within the jurisdiction of the commander.
(b) Election of members; regulations respecting qualifications and election procedures
Except in the case of a nonvoting member designated under the last sentence of subsection (a)(1) of this section, members of a school advisory committee established under this section shall be elected by individuals of voting age residing in the area to be served by the advisory committee. The Secretary of Defense shall by regulation prescribe the qualifications for election to an advisory committee and procedures for conducting elections of advisory committee members.
(c) Members to serve without pay
Members of school advisory committees established under this section shall serve without pay.
1985—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 99–145, § 1204(b)(2)(A), included as member of the advisory committee the designee of the exclusive bargaining representative of the employees.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–145, § 1204(b)(2)(B), (C), substituted “Except in the case of a nonvoting member designated under the last sentence of subsection (a)(1) of this section, members” for “Members” and “The Secretary of Defense” for “The Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense,”.
1979—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 96–88, § 508(j)(1), substituted “parents” for “representatives of sponsors”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–88, § 508(j)(2), empowered the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to prescribe election qualifications and procedures in regard to advisory committees rather than vesting such power in the Secretary of Defense exclusively.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–88, effective May 4, 1980, with specified exceptions, see section 601 ofPub. L. 96–88, set out as an Effective Date note under section
3401 of this title.
Termination of Advisory Committees
Advisory committees established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided for by law. See section 14 ofPub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
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