Whole Child NC
|Policy Title||Whole Child NC|
|Policy Category||Advisory Committees (ADVS)|
|Previous Policy Dates||09/03/2015|
A. There is established the State Board of Education Interagency Advisory Committee (SBE Interagency Advisory Committee or IAC).
B. Functions of the IAC shall be to:
1. Meet regularly as an advisory committee to the State Board of Education to identify and review the challenges of at-risk school-aged population such as poverty, safety, health and other non-academic barriers; and
2. To make recommendations to the State Board of Education, other state agencies and education stakeholder groups as to how best to facilitate access for all public school children to receive the opportunity for a sound basic education.
C. State Board of Education Interagency Advisory Committee Membership
1. All members shall be appointed by the State Board of Education based on nominations and shall be residents of North Carolina with a demonstrated commitment to public education.
2. The IAC shall consist of the following members:
- A representative from Department of Health and Human Services’ administrative offices;
- A representative from Department of Health and Human Services’ DHHS schools;
- A representative from Department of Health and Human Services’ Pre-Kindergarten;
- A representative from a local Department of Social Services;
- A representative from Department of Public Safety administrative offices;
- A representative from Department of Public Safety, Juvenile Justice Division;
- A representative from Department of Public Safety, Law Enforcement Division;
- A representative from local law enforcement (local police department or sheriff department);
- A representative of NC Association of County Commissioners;
- A representative from the education community with expertise in the area of healthy students;
- A representative from NC School Boards Association;
- A public school classroom teacher experienced in working with an at-risk population;
- A representative NC central office administrator;
- A representative from UNC General Administration;
- A representative from the NC Community College System administration;
- A representative from a community college within the state;
- One or more medical professionals with expertise serving at-risk children, including physical and mental health, dental, visual and auditory issues;
- The Deputy State Superintendent of NCDPI;
- A representative from NCDPI with Exceptional Children expertise;
- A representative from NCDPI with Child Nutrition expertise;
- A representative from NCDPI with Early Childhood expertise;
- The current or former NC Teacher of the Year;
- The current or former NC Principal of the Year;
- A representative from Communities in Schools of NC;
- A representative school social worker;
- A representative school psychologist;
aa. A representative school guidance counselor;
bb. A representative NC local school superintendent; and
cc. Two current members of the NC State Board of Education.
3. A representative staff member from the State Board of Education shall attend Interagency Advisory Committee meetings.
D. Terms of Office
1. Members shall serve staggered, four-year terms. The State Board of Education will determine which positions have 2, 3, and 4-year terms at the outset, and the SBE will make such designation as appropriate. Once designated, the terms shall be set.
2. Terms shall expire on June 30 of the applicable year. Members may serve successive terms.
3. The Chairman of the State Board of Education shall appoint a Chair and Vice Chair annually from the State Board of Education members appointed in subsection C(2).
1. The IAC shall adopt bylaws and meet regularly as necessary to conduct its business.
2. By July 1 of each year, the IAC shall submit an Annual Report of activities and recommendations to the State Board of Education. This report must be made available to the public. The SBEIAC shall make other reports and recommendations as necessary to the SBE. The leadership of other state agencies charged with providing services to children will also be notified of the relevant reports and recommendations as appropriate.
3. Official minutes must be kept on all meetings and must be made available to the public on request.
4. All IAC meetings and agenda items must be announced in advance in order to allow interested parties a reasonable opportunity to attend. Meetings shall be open to the public.
5. Each member shall serve without compensation by the State; however, the State may reimburse the members for reasonable and necessary expenses for attending meetings and performing duties consistent with state rules and regulations.
6. The State Board of Education shall provide the necessary administrative staff and supplies to accomplish the objectives of the IAC.
7. The Chair of the SBE shall contact appropriate officials and agency heads to solicit recommendations for appointment to membership on the IAC. Agencies and entities may nominate more than one person and shall strive to nominate persons with substantial expertise and experience in the particular area for which the appointment is made.