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Federal Programs

Committee of Practitioners

Background

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), section 1603 requires each State that receives funds under this title shall ensure that any State rules, regulations, and policies relating to this title conform to the purposes of this title and provide any such proposed rules, regulations, and policies to the committee of practitioners created under subsection (b) for review and comment.

SECTION 1603. STATE ADMINISTRATION

(b) COMMITTEE OF PRACTITIONERS.—

(1)  IN GENERAL.—Each State educational agency that receives funds under this title shall create a State committee of practitioners to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities under this title.

(2) MEMBERSHIP.—Each such committee shall include—
(A) as a majority of its members, representatives from local educational agencies;
(B) administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title;
(C) teachers from traditional public schools and charter schools (if there are charter schools in the State) and career and technical educators;
(D) principals and other school leaders;
(E) parents;
(F) members of local school boards;
(G) representatives of private school children;
(H) specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals;
(I)  representatives of authorized public chartering agencies (if there are charter schools in the State); and
(J) charter school leaders (if there are charter schools in the State).

(3) DUTIES.—The duties of such committee shall include a review, before publication, of any proposed or final State rule or regulation pursuant to this title. In an emergency situation where such rule or regulation must be issued within a very limited time to assist local educational agencies with the operation of the program under this title, the State educational agency may issue a regulation without prior consultation, but shall immediately thereafter convene the State committee of practitioners to review the emergency     regulation before issuance in final form.

Office of Federal Programs     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3499     Fax: (601) 359-2587
 

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