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Advisory Committee By-laws

Article I - Name and Purpose

Section A.

The official name of this body shall be _______________________________________.
                                                                                (Name)

Section B.

The above-named advisory committee shall exist only during such times as it may be authorized by the

_____________________________________________________________.

(Authorizing School Board or Board of Trustees)

Section C.

The purposes and duties of the above-named advisory committee shall be to:

  1. identify [*career and technical] education program needs for the school district (or area of service);
  2. help identify and assess labor market requirements;
  3. review and advise on the establishment and maintenance of realistic and practical [*career and technical] education programs;
  4. participate in developing community understanding and support for [*career and technical] education programs;
  5. assist in the development of long-range goals for [*career and technical] education in the school district (or area of service);
  6. review special project requests;
  7. assist in the establishment of standards for [*career and technical] education facilities;
  8. provide information on new technical developments that require changes in curriculum; and
  9. assist the school district (or institution) in reviewing legislation affecting Career and Technical Education.

*[insert specific program for occupational advisory committees]

 

Article II – Membership

Section A.

 The advisory committee will consist of a minimum of ___ members and a maximum of ____ members, excluding ex-officio members.

Section B.

Appointments to the advisory committee shall be made by _____________________________ in consultation with ____________________________________________________________.

 Section C.

The committee membership will be drawn as follows: (specify types and numbers of representatives to serve on the committee).

Section D.

Each appointment of an advisory committee member shall be for three years, except when the appointment is to fill an unexpired term.

Section E.

Two-thirds of the members will be retained each year, with none serving more than three successive years, and one year will expire before any outgoing member may be reappointed for a full term after serving the unexpired term of a member who has left the committee.

Section F.

One-third of the total membership shall be appointed each year.

Section G.

The term of a new committee member shall begin on July 1.

Section H.

An individual will automatically lose membership in the committee if s(he) fails to attend three successive meetings without presenting in advance to the chairperson of the committee a valid reason for his/her absence.

Article III - Officers and Their Duties

Section A.

The officers shall be: a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and a secretary.

Section B.

All officers shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the committee members at the annual meeting; or

The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the committee members at the annual meeting. The secretary shall be (Career and Technical Education teacher/ Career and Technical Education administrator) [depending on the desired formation].

Section C.

The chairperson shall be elected from among those members who have served on the advisory committee for at least one year. His/her duties shall be:

  1. to preside at the meetings of the advisory committee;
  2. to serve as chairperson of the executive committee; and
  3. to appoint special subcommittees, which may include persons other than advisory committee members.

Section D.

The vice-chairperson shall perform the duties of the chairperson in his/her absence.

Section E.

The secretary shall:

  1. keep records of the attendance of members at meetings;
  2. keep a record of discussion and recommendations;
  3. maintain a permanent record file of advisory committee activities; and
  4. distribute minutes of advisory committee meetings and copies of other committee documents to committee members, teachers, administrators, board of education, and concerned others.

Section F.

The executive committee shall consist of the chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary with the CTE educator in charge as an ex-officio member. It shall:

  1. act on urgent advisory committee matters between meeting;
  2. prepare an agenda for each meeting if requested to do so by the advisory committee; and
  3. call special meetings of the advisory committee as they are needed.

                                                   Article IV - Meetings

Section A.

Regular meetings of the advisory committee will be held during the calendar year. Meetings shall be scheduled for the second Tuesday in February, April, June, and October.

Section B.

The June meeting of the advisory committee shall be designated as the annual meeting.

Section C.

Meeting dates may be changed by consensus.

Section D.

The chairperson may call special meetings of the advisory committee.

 Section E.

Written notices of meetings shall be mailed by the secretary to all members at least two weeks before each meeting.

Section F.

Meetings shall not be more than __ hours long, unless a majority of the members vote to continue a particular meeting.

Section G.

All meetings will be open to the public.

Article V - Annual Program

Section A.

The advisory committee will plan and operate under an annual program of work.  Plans, topics, and goals will be included in the program.

Section B.

The program of work for each ensuing year will be discussed during the ___________________ meeting each year.                                                                               (Month)                            

Section C.

Proposals by the members will be considered by the executive committee, which will formulate a proposed annual program to be presented to the advisory committee during the _____________ meeting for its action.                                                                   
 (Month)

Article VI - Subcommittees

Section A.

As the need for standing and special subcommittees arises, such subcommittees may be appointed by the chairperson.

Section B.

Subcommittees shall report regularly to the advisory committee.

Section C.

A subcommittee will automatically be discharged upon accomplishing the task(s) for which it was established.

Article VII – Amendments

The constitution, articles, and by-laws may be amended or added to by a two-thirds majority vote of active members at any regular advisory committee meeting.

Article VIII - Rules of Order

The meetings and activities of this advisory committee shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order except as otherwise provided by these by-laws.