A. Professional Practices Advisory Committees
("Committees") shall act in an advisory capacity to the State Board of
Education ("Board") in regard to certification or recertification matters
related to immoral conduct, unprofessional conduct, unfitness to teach, and
revocation, suspension, censure, or surrender of certificates, and matters
related to immoral or unprofessional conduct, unfitness to teach and the
discipline of noncertificated individuals.
Committees shall each consist of nine
members comprised of the following:
elementary classroom teacher,
One secondary classroom teacher,
superintendent or assistant/associate superintendent,
5. Three lay members, one lay member who
shall be a parent of a student currently attending public school in Arizona,
6. One local Governing Board
7. One charter school
teacher, principal or administrator.
Members appointed pursuant to subsections
B(1), (2), (3) and (4) of this Section shall meet at least the following
1. Certified to teach in
Currently employed in
or retired from the education profession in the specific category of their
3. If currently employed, shall
have been employed in this category for the three years immediately preceding
Terms of the members
1. All regular terms shall be for four years
except as set forth in subsection (E) below.
2. A member may be reappointed with Board
E. The Board
may remove any member from the Committee. All vacancies shall be filled as
prescribed in subsections (C) above, and those persons appointed to fill
vacancies shall serve to complete the term of the person replaced.
The Committee shall:
1. Select from its members a Chairman and
2. A quorum shall be
a majority of members of the Committee. A quorum is necessary to conduct
business. An affirmative vote of the majority of the members present is needed
to take action.
3. Hold meetings as
needed to conduct hearings or other Committee business by call of the Chairman
of the Committee. If the Chairman neglects or declines to call a meeting, then
a majority of the Committee may call a meeting. The Board may call a meeting as
required to conduct necessary business. Notice of any meeting shall be given to
Committee members seven days prior to the meeting.
4. Recommend the removal of any member who is
absent from three consecutive meetings.
to assist in determining whether the acts complained of constitute
its business pursuant to
et seq. and
hearings pursuant to