State Board of Education ("Board") may create an advisory committee for the
purpose of providing advice and recommendations as assigned by the Board. In
this rule, unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions
1. "Ad Hoc Advisory Committee"
means a committee, established by the Board, for a limited time and scope, for
the purpose of providing advice and recommendations to the Board.
2. "Executive Committee" means a committee,
whose members consist of the President and Vice-President of the Board,
established for the purpose of appointing ad hoc advisory committee
3. "Standing Advisory
Committee" means the Certification Advisory Committee, the Professional
Practices Advisory Committee, or any other designated permanent committee,
established by the Board, for the specific purpose of providing ongoing advice
and recommendations as assigned by the Board.
B. Any advisory committee or similar body
that has been created by either the Board or statute shall be appointed and
conduct its business in accordance with this rule except as otherwise required
C. The Board shall
determine the structure, membership, and tasks of any standing advisory
committee the Board has created.
The Board's Appointments Subcommittee, whose members are appointed by the
President of the Board, shall review nominations submitted by the Board members
for appointment to a standing advisory committee and shall provide a
recommendation to the Board for consideration. A vacancy on a standing advisory
committee shall be filled in the manner described in this Section.
E. The Board shall determine the structure
and task of an ad hoc advisory committee it has created and may make
suggestions as to members. The Executive Committee shall appoint the members of
an ad hoc advisory committee. An ad hoc advisory committee shall exist for the
time necessary to accomplish its assigned task or for one year from the date it
is created, whichever is less. An ad hoc advisory committee may continue to
function beyond a one-year period only with the express approval of the
Executive Committee. A vacancy on an ad hoc advisory committee shall be filled
in the manner prescribed by the Executive Committee.
F. The Board may in its discretion remove any
member from and dissolve any standing advisory committee that the Board has
created. The Executive Committee may in its discretion remove any member from
and dissolve any ad hoc advisory committee that the Executive Committee has
G. An advisory committee
shall not conduct a meeting of its members without prior acknowledgment from
the Executive Director of the Board that the notice and agenda for the meeting
have been approved by the President of the Board and posted and that there are
sufficient funds to meet all expenses that would be incurred in connection with
such meeting. An advisory committee member shall not obligate the payment of
H. The meetings of a
committee shall be held at the offices of the Board or any other facility for
which no charges would be incurred for use of the facility.
I. Activities of an advisory committee are
limited to preparation of advice and recommendations to be presented to the
Board for issues which relate directly to the task assigned by the
J. Advisory committees are
not authorized the use of Board letterhead stationery without the express
approval of the President of the Board and are not authorized the use of
Department of Education letterhead stationery without the express approval of
the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
An advisory committee shall:
1. Annually select from its members a chair
and vice chair;
information, assistance, or opinions from the Department of Education necessary
to accomplish its task. An advisory committee shall convey any such request
through the Department liaison designated pursuant to this rule.
L. A quorum of an advisory
committee shall be a majority of the voting members of the advisory committee.
Voting members shall be only those members specifically appointed by the Board
or Executive Committee. A quorum of an advisory committee is necessary to
conduct its business. An affirmative vote of the majority of voting members
present is necessary for an advisory committee to take action.
M. The Superintendent shall designate an
employee of the Department of Education to serve as a liaison to each advisory
committee. The President of the Board may appoint a member of the Board to
serve as an additional liaison to each advisory committee as the President