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From SEC. 1603. [20 U.S.C. 6573] STATE ADMINISTRATION of Programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act


    Each State educational agency that receives funds under this title shall create a State committee of practitioners to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities under this title.

    Each such committee shall include —
    1. as a majority of its members, representatives from local educational agencies;
    2. administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title;
    3. teachers from traditional public schools and charter schools (if there are charter schools in the State) and career and technical educators;
    4. principals and other school leaders;
    5. parents;
    6. members of local school boards;
    7. representatives of private school children;
    8. specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals;
    9. representatives of authorized public chartering agencies (if there are charter schools in the State); and
    10. charter school leaders (if there are charter schools in the State).

    The duties of such committee shall include a review, before publication, of any proposed 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 local educational agencies with the operation of the program under this title, the State educational agency may issue a regulation without prior consultation, but shall immediately thereafter convene the State committee of practitioners to review the emergency regulation before issuance in final form.

2016-17 COP Meetings - The meeting has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.
The North Carolina Committee of Practitioners (COP) will meet Thursday, November 3, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The draft agenda includes a review of the rough draft of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan, updates on the progress of the timeline, and additional updates regarding programs authorized under ESSA. COP members serve as advisors to the State Board of Education on rules or regulations related to ESSA, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to NCDPI Communications at 919.807.3450.

State Board Policy
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COP Members

Northwest Piedmont-Triad North Central Northeast
Lesa Widener
Kelly Bryant
Emily Lipe
Patrice Faison
Betty Bailey
John Farrelly
Ilina Ewen
Caitlin Terranova
Renee Boyd
Caroline Doherty
Austin E. Smigel
Western Southwest Sandhills Southeast
Janice King
Bonnie Johnston
Karen Clarke
Eric Davis
Nancy Brightwell
Ron Thompson
Susan Cox
Tanya Head
Brandi Allred
Jill Connett
Michael R. Dixon
Jada Willoughby Mumford