(Established, May 2013)
This committee shall have eleven members, elected by the school membership at the annual meeting. The committee will be facilitated by the Vermont Principals’ Association’s Assistant Executive Director. The membership of the committee shall represent the state of Vermont geographically, by grade configuration (elementary, middle and high school), strive for diversity in role among VPA members (e.g. Director of Career and Technical Education, Assistant Principal, etc.), and by gender. Additionally, one seat (per) will be reserved for a member of the VPA who is participating within our given affinity spaces, Administrators of Color and LGBTQ+ identifying affinity spaces. That one seat per does not limit the number of participants from the given affinity space, but serves as a minimum. Members serve a three-year term, beginning at the August committee meeting, and have the option to renew for a second three-year term. In cases of vacancies, the VPA’s Executive Council can appoint a representative to complete the year (ending at the May meeting).
The PL&S Committee will meet a minimum of five times during the school year, at least two of which will be in person with the remaining meetings can be held electronically. At the August PL&S Committee meeting (at the Academy), the committee will elect a chairperson, or co-chairs.
(Thank you to Lifetouch for the photos)