Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-205 - Professional Practices Advisory Committee

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.
B. Committees shall each consist of nine members comprised of the following:
1. One elementary classroom teacher,
2. One secondary classroom teacher,
3. One principal,
4. One 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 member, and
7. One charter school teacher, principal or administrator.
C. Members appointed pursuant to subsections B(1), (2), (3) and (4) of this Section shall meet at least the following requirements:
1. Certified to teach in Arizona.
2. Currently employed in or retired from the education profession in the specific category of their appointment.

3. If currently employed, shall have been employed in this category for the three years immediately preceding their appointment.

D. 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 approval.
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.
F. The Committee shall:
1. Select from its members a Chairman and Vice-Chairman,
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.
5. Refer to R7-2-1308 to assist in determining whether the acts complained of constitute unprofessional conduct.
6. Conduct its business pursuant to R7-2-1301 et seq. and hearings pursuant to R7-2-701 et seq.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-205
Adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Former Section R7-2-205 repealed, new Section R7-2-205 adopted effective February 24, 1982 (Supp. 82-1). Former Section R7-2-205 repealed, new Section R7-2-205 adopted effective August 30, 1984 (Supp. 84-4). Amended effective February 21, 1986 (Supp. 86-1). Amended subsections (H), (I), and (J) effective February 3, 1987 (Supp. 87-1). Amended effective December 15, 1989 (Supp. 89-4). Amended effective May 31, 1991 (Supp. 91-2). Amended effective April 9, 1993 (Supp. 93-2). Amended effective December 3, 1998 (Supp. 98-4). Amended by final rulemaking at 6 A.A.R. 1132, effective March 10, 2000 (Supp. 00-1). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 21 A.A.R. 1775, effective 5/20/2013. Amended by exempt rulemaking at 23 A.A.R. 725, effective 1/23/2017. Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 27 A.A.R. 2353, effective 9/27/2021.

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