The SD Department of Education’s Committee of Practitioners is currently seeking additional members. The Committee meets twice a year. The meetings are held in the fall and in June with phone meetings as required. This advisory committee provides input for the Department by reviewing proposed or final state rules, regulations, and providing comments to the Department. Recent items of discussion were: ESEA Waiver and Waiver Amendments, Academy of Pace Setting Districts, Focus and Priority School Guidance, and updates on all Title I program area.
The committee is composed of twelve to fifteen members as necessary. As this is an advisory committee, members are not compensated for their time, however, all expenses are paid. The committee must be composed of administrators, teachers, vocational educators, parents, school board members, private school representatives, and pupil services personnel (i.e. counselors). The Committee seeks membership from across the state and from large and small districts.
Additional persons are needed to fill various positions on the committee. A current list of the members may be found at http://doe.sd.gov/oess/cop.aspx The Committee wishes to have additional appointees in place as soon as possible. Self-nominations are appropriate or districts may wish to nominate someone to the position. The Department Secretary has final authority on nominations.
To find an application and committee guidelines go to doe.sd.gov/oess/cop.aspx
The Committee is defined in ESEA Section 1903(b) and Title I Section 1111(c)(11).