Committee of Practitioners (COP)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, As Amended TITLE I, PART A

Background

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as amended by (PL114-95), Section 1603 (b), 20 USC 6573) – Committee of Practitioners.

In General

Each State Educational Agency (SEA) that receives funds under this title shall create a State Committee of Practitioners (COP) to advise the state in carrying out its responsibilities under this title.

Membership

  •  (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 charterschools (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 andparaprofessionals;
  •  (I) representatives of authorized public charteringagencies (if there are charter schools in the State); and
  •  (J) charter school leaders (if there are charter schools in the State).

Duties

The duties of such committee shall include a review, before publication, of any proposal 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 LEAs with the operation of the program under this title, the SEA may issue a regulation without prior consultation, but shall immediately thereafter convene the Committee to review the emergency regulation before issuance in final form.

Committee of Practitioners

To view a list of members, please go to Commitee of Practitioners.

Meeting Agendas

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For more information, please contact:

Chante'le' Williams, Public School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock,  AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-1699
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: Chante’le.Williams@ade.arkansas.gov