R7-2-201. Advisory Committees
R7-2-205. Certification Review, Suspension, and Revocation
A. The State Board of Education ('Board') may create an advisory committee for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations as assigned by the Board. Any advisory committee or similar body that has been created by either the Board or legislation shall be appointed and conduct its business in accordance with this rule except as otherwise required by law.
B. The Board shall determine the structure, membership, and tasks of any advisory committee the Board has created. An advisory committee created by the Board shall exist for the time necessary to accomplish its assigned task or for one year from the date it is created, whichever is less. An advisory committee created by the Board may continue to function beyond a one-year period only with the express approval of the Board.
C. The Board's Appointments Subcommittee, whose members are appointed by the President of the Board, shall review nominations submitted by the Board members for appointment to an advisory committee and shall provide a recommendation to the Board for consideration. A vacancy on an advisory committee shall be filled in the manner described in this Section.
D. The Board may in its discretion remove any member from and dissolve any advisory committee that the Board has created.
E. An advisory committee shall not conduct a meeting of its members without prior acknowledgment from the Administrator to the Board that there are sufficient funds to meet all expenses that would be incurred in connection with such meeting. An advisory committee member shall not obligate the payment of Board funds.
F. The meetings of an advisory committee shall be held at the offices of the Department of Education or any other facility for which no charges would be incurred for use of the facility. Meetings of an advisory committee shall be held as needed but shall not exceed four meetings per fiscal year without prior express approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
G. Activities of an advisory committee are limited to preparation of advice and recommendations to be presented to the Board for issues which relate directly to the task assigned by the Board.
H. Advisory committees are not authorized the use of Board letterhead stationery without the express approval of the President of the Board and are not authorized the use of Department of Education letterhead stationery without the express approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
I. An advisory committee shall:
1. Select from its members a chair and vice chair;
2. Create procedures for conducting business not inconsistent with Robert's Rules of Order.
3. Request information, assistance, or opinions from the Department of Education necessary to accomplish its task. An advisory committee shall convey any such request through the Department liaison designated pursuant to this rule.
J. A quorum of an advisory committee shall be a majority of the voting members of the advisory committee. Voting members shall be only those members specifically appointed by the Board. A quorum of an advisory committee is necessary to conduct its business. An affirmative vote of the majority of voting members present is necessary for an advisory committee to take action.
K. The Superintendent shall designate an employee of the Department of Education to serve as a liaison to each advisory committee. The President of the Board may appoint a member of the Board to serve as an additional liaison to each advisory committee as the President deems appropriate.
Amended effective July 1, 1977 (Supp. 77-4). Former Section R7-2-201 repealed, new Section R7-2-201 adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Amended effective February 25, 1987 (Supp. 87-1). Section repealed, new Section adopted effective March 18, 1994 (Supp. 94-1).
Former Section R7-2-202 repealed, new Section R7-2-202 adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Former Section R7-2-202 repealed, new Section R7-2-202 adopted effective June 21, 1979 (Supp. 79-3). Amended effective June 12, 1989 (Supp. 89-2). Amended effective December 12, 1990 (90-4). Amended effective August 28, 1992 (Supp. 92-3). Repealed effective March 18, 1994 (Supp. 94-1).
Former Section R7-2-203 repealed, new Section R7-2-203 adopted effective April 9, 1984 (Supp. 84-2). Amended subsections (A) and (B) effective December 30, 1988 (Supp. 88-4). Repealed effective February 20, 1997 (Supp. 97-1).
Adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Former Section R7-2-204 repealed, new Section R7-2-204 adopted effective December 31, 1984 (Supp. 84-6). Amended effective August 28, 1992 (Supp. 92-3). Repealed effective February 20, 1997 (Supp. 97-1).
A. The Professional Practices Advisory Committee ('Committee') shall act in an advisory capacity to the State Board of Education ('Board') in regard to certification or recertification matters related to immoral conduct, unprofessional conduct, unfitness to teach, and revocation, suspension, or surrender of certificates.
B. The Committee shall consist of seven members comprised of the following:
1. One elementary classroom teacher,
2. One secondary classroom teacher,
3. One principal,
4. One superintendent or assistant/associate superintendent,
5. Two lay members,
6. One local Governing Board member.
C. Selection of members of the Committee, except for lay members, shall be from highly competent educators who shall meet at least the following requirements:
1. Certified to teach in Arizona (except the local Governing Board member).
2. Currently employed in or retired from the education profession in the specific category of their appointment.
3. If currently employed, shall have been employed in this category for the three years immediately preceding their appointment.
D. Appointment to the Committee from the specific categories will be recommended to the entire Board by a three-member subcommittee appointed by the President of the Board.
E. Terms of the members
1. All regular terms shall be for four years except as set forth in subsection (F) below.
2. A member may be reappointed with Board approval.
F. The Board may remove any member from the Committee. All vacancies shall be filled as prescribed in subsections (C) and (D) above, and those persons appointed to fill vacancies shall serve to complete the term of the person replaced.
G. The Committee shall:
1. Select from its members a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary.
2. Establish procedures for conducting business according to Robert's Rules of Order Revised. A quorum shall be a majority of members of the Committee. A quorum is necessary to conduct business. An affirmative vote of the majority of the members present is needed to take action.
3. Hold meetings as needed to conduct hearings or other Committee business by call of the Chairman of the Committee. If the Chairman neglects or declines to call a meeting, then a majority of the Committee may call a meeting. The Board may call a meeting as required to conduct necessary business. Notice of any meeting shall be given to Committee members seven days prior to the meeting.
4. Recommend the removal of any member who is absent from three consecutive meetings.
5. Refer to the Code of Ethics of the American Association of School Administrators and the National Education Association to assist in determining whether the acts complained of constitute unprofessional conduct.
6. Conduct its business pursuant to R7-2-1301 et seq. and hearings pursuant to R7-2-701 et seq.
Adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Former Section R7-2-205 repealed, new Section R7-2-205 adopted effective February 24, 1982 (Supp. 82-1). Former Section R7-2-205 repealed, new Section R7-2-205 adopted effective August 30, 1984 (Supp. 84-4). Amended effective February 21, 1986 (Supp. 86-1). Amended subsections (H), (I), and (J) effective February 3, 1987 (Supp. 87-1). Amended effective December 15, 1989 (Supp. 89-4). Amended effective May 31, 1991 (Supp. 91-2). Amended effective April 9, 1993 (Supp. 93-2). Amended effective December 3, 1998 (Supp. 98-4). Amended by final rulemaking at 6 A.A.R. 1132, effective March 10, 2000 (Supp. 00-1).
Former Section R7-2-206 adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Repealed effective February 24, 1982. See R7-2-205 adopted effective February 24, 1982 (Supp. 82-1). New Section R7-2-206 adopted effective August 9, 1989 (Supp. 89-3). Repealed effective March 18, 1994 (Supp. 94-1).
Adopted effective August 9, 1989 (Supp. 89-3). Repealed effective March 18, 1994 (Supp. 94-1).