Advisory Council for Family Engagement
Archived Meeting Materials
Senate Bill 143, 2007 Regular Legislative Session (NRS Chapter 385)
There are eleven Council members, eight members who are appointed
by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, one member appointed by the
Speaker of the Assembly, and one member appointed by the Majority Leader
of the Senate and the President of the Board of Managers of the Nevada Parent Teacher Association or his/her designee. To the extent practicable, membership should reflect the
ethnic, economic and geographic diversity of the state.
- 2 teachers in public schools
- 2 parents or legal guardians of pupils enrolled in public schools
- 1 administrator of a public school
- 1 representative of private business or industry
- 1 school district board of trustees member in a county whose population is less than 100,000
- 1 school district board of trustees member in a county whose population is 100,000 or more
- President of the Board of Managers of the Nevada Parent Teacher Association, or his/her designee
- 1 member of the Legislative Assembly
- 1 member of the Legislative Senate
Initial term for Superintendent
appointees shall be staggered – 4 members appointed to terms Sept.
1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 and 4 members appointed to terms Sept. 1,
2007 through June 30, 2010. The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the
Council shall be elected from the members of the Council and serve 1
year terms. After the initial terms, 3 years for Superintendent of
Public Instruction appointees and 2 years for Legislative appointees.
The number of meetings not specified. The
Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council, once elected, shall call
meetings as needed to complete the general duties of the Council.
All non-legislative members serve without
compensation except that travel expenses and per diem allowances shall
be paid at state rates when engaged in official Council business.
Department of Education to provide
administrative support and all information that is necessary for the
Council to carry out its duties.
The Advisory Council shall:
- Review the policy of parental involvement adopted by the State Board and the policy of parental involvement adopted by the board of trustees of each school district;
- Review the information relating to communication with and participation of parents and families that is included in the annual report of accountability for each school district, the State Public Charter School Authority, the Achievement School District and a college or university within the Nevada System of Higher Education that sponsors a charter school;
- Review any effective practices carried out in individual school districts to increase parental involvement and family engagement and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices on a statewide basis;
- Review any effective practices carried out in other states to increase parental involvement and family engagement and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices in this State;
- Identify methods to communicate effectively and provide outreach to parents, legal guardians and families of pupils who have limited time to become involved in the education of their children for various reasons, including, without limitation, work schedules, single-parent homes and other family obligations;
- Identify the manner in which the level of parental involvement and family engagement affects the performance, attendance and discipline of pupils;
- Identify methods to communicate effectively with and provide outreach to parents, legal guardians and families of pupils who are limited English proficient;
- Determine the necessity for the appointment of a statewide parental involvement and family engagement coordinator or a parental involvement and family engagement coordinator in each school district, or both;
- Work in collaboration with the Office of Parental Involvement and Family Engagement; and
- On or before February 1 of each odd-numbered year, submit a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for Legislature and to the Legislative Commission in even-numbered years, describing the activities of the Advisory Council and any recommendations for legislation.