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Title I COP Governing Policy

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0827
Fax: 916-319-0175

Title I Committee of Practitioners

Governing Policy

Adopted by the State Board of Education on July 18, 2012


Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107–110, 20 United States Code 6573, Section 1903) requires each State educational agency that receives Title I funds to create a State committee of practitioners (COP) to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities under Title I.


Members are appointed by the State Board of Education (SBE). The majority of members shall be representatives from local educational agencies. The COP shall have a total membership of 13 positions representing the following categories:

  • Administrators (4 positions)
  • Teachers, including vocational educators (3 positions)
  • Parents (2 positions)
  • Members of local school boards (2 positions)
  • Representatives of private school children (1 position)
  • Pupil services personnel (1 position)

Representatives will be appointed to ensure appropriate representation among the six membership categories.


The purpose of the COP shall be to review any State rules and regulations relating to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in order to advise the state in carrying out its Title I responsibilities.

Term of Office

Members will serve a maximum term of three years. Terms of office will be staggered to avoid the need to replace the majority of members at the same time. Members are expected to attend all meetings.

Frequency of Meetings

Regular meetings of the COP will be conducted annually or as needed.

Rules of Governance

The SBE President will select the chair and vice-chair from the members. The chair shall preside at all meetings of the COP; prepare the agenda for each meeting in consultation with California Department of Education (CDE) and SBE staff; and perform other necessary activities to assist the COP. The vice-chair shall conduct meetings in the absence of the chair.

Each member of the COP shall have one vote. Actions by the COP shall be taken by a majority of COP membership present during a scheduled meeting.

Unless otherwise specified, Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised shall govern the procedures of COP meetings.

Applicability of Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act

In accordance with law, meetings of the Title I COP are subject to the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.

Travel, Lodging, and Other Expenses

COP members shall be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses related to COP meetings only, at the same rate applicable for CDE staff. No reimbursement will be made for other activities.

Staff to the Committee of Practitioners

The CDE Title I staff will summarize comments and/or recommendations of the COP from the COP meetings to present to the SBE.

Last Reviewed: Monday, December 8, 2014

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