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Chesterfield County Public Schools
Advisory committees are seeking new members
The Chesterfield County School Board values the perspective, collaborative input, and active involvement we receive from our community in the best interests of all children. Advisory committees comprised of teachers, parents, students, staff and citizens provide insight and teamwork to ensure our schools are a community effort.

Committee members are appointed prior to the school year for all openings and serve 2 or 3-year terms. Citizens are appointed to serve from each magisterial district. The application process occurs during the summer. Interested patrons who would like to serve on a committee should review the specific committee bylaws and complete a committee application which can be found on the "Events" tab on the BoardDocs homepage or mychesterfieldschools.com website.

The deadline for submitting applications is August 27.

For general questions about the committee process, please contact the School Board Clerk carol_timpano@ccpsnet.net.

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Citizen Budget Advisory Committee
(There is currently 1 opening for a resident in the Bermuda District)

The purpose of the Citizen Budget Advisory Committee is to assist the Superintendent and School Board in the evaluation and allocation of resources in accordance with our Design for Excellence to ensure a high quality, effective and efficient school division.

The work of the Committee would include reviewing the school system’s budget process, reviewing the historical expenditure, staffing, and performance data to report on whether resource allocations further School Board priorities, working with staff during development of the budget to advise the Superintendent and Board on resource allocations relative to alignment with strategic goals; and reviewing projected revenue and expenditure activity and providing advice on options to compensate for variances.

The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 13, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 29 and Feb. 18 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road.

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Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
(There is currently 1 opening for the Bermuda District and 1 opening in the Matoaca District)

The Special Education Advisory Committee is a composed of parents, professionals and others appointed by the School Board for 3-year terms.

The functions of this committee are:
* Provide advice concerning unmet needs in the education of students with disabilities in Chesterfield County Public Schools;
* Assist CCPS in the formulation and development of long-range plans, which will provide services needed for students with disabilities in Chesterfield County Public Schools and the community;
* Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of students with disabilities;
* Submit an annual report with recommendations regarding the education of students with disabilities to the School Board through the Superintendent;
* Assist in interpreting plans to the community, plans for meeting the needs of students with disabilities for educational services; and
* Review annually the updated Annual Special Education Plan and Application for the Federal Flow-Through Funds prior to submission by the Superintendent to the School Board.

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet 5-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Chesterfield Room of the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road. The committee will meet 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road.

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Gifted Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)
(There are currently 2 openings for the Bermuda District and 2 openings for student representatives.)

The Gifted Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) is a VDOE recommended committee which is comprised of parents, school administrators, counselors, teachers, school psychologists, Gifted Education Department staff and community members. A designated School Board member attends Committee meetings to obtain key information related to Gifted Services within the school division, and to offer valuable input from a School Board perspective throughout the year.

The main purpose of the GEAC is to monitor and discuss Gifted Education Program Services in relation to current State Regulations and the School Board approved local Plan for the Education of the Gifted. The GEAC provides a venue for Committee members to engage in open discussion of critical issues related to Gifted Education, and formulate recommendations that support important focus areas related to Gifted Education Program Services within our school division. The GEAC is committed to promoting reflective practices that encourage open discussion and continuous improvement. Each year the GEAC provides an Annual Report to the Superintendent and School Board that enables stakeholders to monitor progress, review accomplishments, address challenges and target future focus areas related to Gifted Education Program Services in CCPS.

The Gifted Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, Nov. 20, Feb. 12, March 12 and May 7 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road.

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Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTE)
(There is currently 1 opening for the Clover Hill District and 1 opening in the Dale District)

The Career and Technical Education Advisory committee serves an important role in providing input and supporting career development initiatives. Members contribute to the continuous improvement of Career and Technical Education development in Chesterfield County Public Schools by reviewing curriculum, providing input and supporting budget priorities and recommending workforce development initiatives. The CTE Advisory committee collaborates with the school board, superintendent, administrative staff, consumers and parents to promote Career and Technical Education and to enhance the overall image. The members support Career and Technical Education as preparation for transitioning students to the workplace and for continuous learning. Members are invited to attend CTE related conferences throughout the year.

Career and Technical Education Committee (CTC) will meet at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18, Nov. 20, Jan. 15, March 19 and May 21 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. The committee will also participate in an open house 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the commons area of the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road.

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School Health Advisory Board (SHAB)
(There is currently 1 opening for the Dale District, 1 opening in the Clover Hill District and 1 opening for a student representative. The student must be a rising senior.)

The purpose of the School Health Advisory Board is to assist the Chesterfield County School Board with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services. Major roles may include the following:

* Assist in the development and review of school health policies and procedures within the school division.
* Provide position papers and presentations on issues affecting the initiation and delivery of school division programs related to student health.
* Review and comment upon specific health components of the school division’s budget.
* Prepare special reports and initiate investigations relevant to school health matters.
* Bring concerns and recommendations to the School Board on school health issues.
* Provide a forum for Board members on current school health activities and programs.

School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) will meet 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 8, Nov. 10, Jan. 12, March 9 and May 11 at the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road.




For more information, please contact Carol Timpano.
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