Advisory Council


Authority:

Senate Bill 143, 2007 Regular Legislative Session (NRS Chapter 385)

Membership:

10 members total with 8 members appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1 member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and 1 member appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate. To the extent practicable, membership should reflect the ethnic, economic and geographic diversity of the state.

Membership:

  • 2 teachers in public schools
  • 2 parents or legal guardians of pupils enrolled in public schools
  • 1 school district administrator
  • 1 representative of private business or industry
  • 1 school district board of trustees member in a county whose population is less than 100,000
  • 1 school district board of trustees member in a county whose population is 100,000 or more
  • 1 member of the Legislative Assembly
  • 1 member of the Legislative Senate

Membership Terms:

Initial term for Superintendent appointees shall be staggered – 4 members appointed to terms Sept. 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 and 4 members appointed to terms Sept. 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010. The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council shall be elected from the members of the Council and serve 1 year terms. After the initial terms, 3 years for Superintendent of Public Instruction appointees and 2 years for Legislative appointees.

Meetings:

The number of meetings not specified. The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council, once elected, shall call meetings as needed to complete the general duties of the Council.

Compensation:

All non-legislative members serve without compensation except that travel expenses and per diem allowances shall be paid at state rates when engaged in official Council business.

Support:

Department of Education to provide administrative support and all information that is necessary for the Council to carry out its duties.

General Duties:

The Advisory Council shall:

  1. Review the policy of parental involvement adopted by the State Board and the policy of parental involvement adopted by the board of trustees of each school district;
  2. Review the information relating to communication with and participation of parents that is included in the annual report of accountability for each school district;
  3. Review any effective practices carried out in individual school districts to increase parental involvement and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices on a statewide basis;
  4. Review any effective practices carried out in other states to increase parental involvement and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices in this State;
  5. Identify methods to communicate effectively and provide outreach to parents and legal guardians of pupils who have limited time to become involved in the education of their children;
  6. Identify the manner in which the level of parental involvement affects the performance, attendance and discipline of pupils;
  7. Identify methods to communicate effectively with and provide outreach to parents and legal guardians of pupils who are limited English proficient;
  8. Determine the necessity for the appointment of a statewide parental involvement coordinator or a parental involvement coordinator in each school district, or both;
  9. On or before July 1 of each year, submit a report to the Legislative Committee on Education describing the activities of the Advisory Council and any recommendations for legislation; and
  10.  On or before February 1 of each odd-numbered year, submit a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmission to the next regular session of the Legislature describing the activities of the Advisory Council and any recommendations for legislation.