Maryland’s Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP)

​From SEC. 1603. [20 U.S.C. 6573] STATE ADMINISTRATION of Programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Committee of Practitioners

1.    In General

Each State educational agency that receives funds under this title shall create a State committee of practitioners to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities under this title.

2.    Membership
Each such committee shall include —

A.    as a majority of its members, representatives from local educational agencies;
B.    administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title;
C.    teachers from traditional public schools and charter schools (if there are charter schools in the State) and career and technical educators;
D.    principals and other school leaders;
E.    parents;
F.    members of local school boards;
G.    representatives of private school children;
H.    specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals;
I.    representatives of authorized public chartering agencies (if there are charter schools in the State); and
J.    charter school leaders (if there are charter schools in the State).

3.    Duties

The duties of such committee shall include a review, before publication, of any proposed or final State rule or regulation pursuant to this title. In an emergency situation where such rule or regulation must be issued within a very limited time to assist local educational agencies with the operation of the program under this title, the State educational agency may issue a regulation without prior consultation, but shall immediately thereafter convene the State committee of practitioners to review the emergency regulation before issuance in final form.



Contact:

Barbara Scherr
Coordinator, Parent and Family Engagement and Title I Specialist, Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, & Professional Learning
Office: (410) 767-0291
barbara.scherr@maryland.gov