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(a) The State Superintendent of Education shall establish the Alabama Committee on Grade Level Reading. The committee shall consist of four members appointed from each State Board of Education district. The Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall each appoint one member from each district. The appointing authorities shall coordinate their appointments so that diversity of gender, race, and geographical areas is reflective of the makeup of this state.
(b) Each member of the committee shall be a parent or legal guardian of a state K-12 public school student, a practicing teacher, a retired teacher, or employed in the field of education.
(c) On or before June 30, 2020, the committee shall revise the 2011 Alabama Action Plan for Literacy Birth Through Grade 12 in consultation with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading group, which shall be presented to the Governor, the State Superintendent of Education, the State Board of Education, and the Chairs of the House Education Policy Committee and the Senate Education Policy Committee.
(d) The committee shall provide recommendations to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Chairs of the House Education Policy Committee and the Senate Education Policy Committee on implementing this chapter and shall provide standing oversight over the quality of professional learning and program quality. The committee shall provide recommendations to the State Superintendent of Education, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Chairs of the House Education Policy Committee and the Senate Education Policy Committee on adopting innovative strategies and programming to improve the effectiveness of this chapter.
(e) Each member of the committee shall receive the same travel expense allowance as is paid to state employees for travel in the service of the committee, subject to available appropriations.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 16. Education § 16-6G-7 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-16-education/al-code-sect-16-6g-7/
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