You have unique interests, expertise and experience; why not put them to work for education? Henrico Schools has a host of committees and advisory councils where civic-minded citizens can lend their knowledge to help students.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business Advisory Council
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business Advisory Council works with volunteers from local businesses to provide appropriate business-related curriculum to CTE students and staff. The Council is determined to provide students with the necessary resources and effective skills to succeed in the business world. Meetings are held monthly at an Advanced Career Education Center or Specialty Center. For more information, call 804-781-1818.
English as a Second Language Committee
The English as a Second Language Committee focuses on the creation and discussion of innovative strategies to effectively work with students and families who speak English as a second language. The Committee meets three times annually to discuss ideas on how to better ESL learning and teaching. For more information, call 804-652-3742.
Federal Programs Advisory Council
Gifted Education Advisory Council
The Gifted Education Advisory Council informs the Henrico School Board of the educational needs and progress of gifted students. The Council reviews plans for gifted education and provides opportunities for feedback including surveys and questions relating to achieving success among gifted students. The Council meets five times annually. For more information, call 804-652-3765.
Henrico Education Foundation
The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) Advisory Board, also known as “Friends of HEF,” assists with the fundraising and volunteer needs of the Foundation. The Board raises awareness of issues affecting public education. Meetings are quarterly. Members serve two-year terms and are appointed by the Henrico Education Foundation Board of Directors. For more information, call 804-652-3869.
Special Education Advisory Committee
The Special Education Advisory Committee is determined to provide equal representation and effective learning environments for students with disabilities. Members are appointed by the School Board for three-year terms. The Committee meets monthly. For more information, call 804-652-3801.
Lay Advisory Committee
The Lay Advisory Committee acts as a liaison among parents, Henrico County Board of Supervisors, community members and teachers. It can act in an advisory role on topics its members deem important. The committee has brought these stakeholders together for open discussions regarding a variety of issues. Anyone interested in education and the school system is welcome to attend meetings.
School Health Advisory Board
Helps guide the school division on critical health issues, from health policy to the coordination of school health programs. Members are appointed by the School Board for a three year term and may be re-appointed. The committee meets at least 4 times a school year. For more information, contact Robin Gilbert, HCPS supervisor of school health services, at email@example.com.
Vocational/Technical Education Foundation
The Vocational/Technical Education Foundation is made up of volunteers with experience in construction. The Foundation helps students get hands-on experience in a variety of fields – even helping students build a house. Meetings are monthly. For more information, call 804-781-1818.