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(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall establish on July 1, 1997, and convene the Home Economics Careers and Technology Advisory Committee. The committee shall develop recommendations for state programs in home economics careers and technology education for presentation to the Legislature for review and to the State Board of Education to be used in the development and adoption pursuant to Section 52486 of the rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this article. Recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, the development of a curriculum and a strategy for the purpose of establishing a source of trained and qualified instructors for home economics careers and technology programs throughout the public school system, and a public information outreach strategy regarding the importance of consumer home economics education and home economics-related occupations in California. Members of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation, including travel and per diem. The advisory committee shall cease to exist on January 1, 2000.

(b) The committee shall be representative of consumer home economics education and home economics-related occupation specialists and representatives of the various fields and industries in California described in Section 52485. Nominations for the committee shall be solicited from the various task forces that have assisted in the development of curriculum standards for home economics careers and technology career technical education programs.

(c) The committee shall be composed of the following:

(1) A voluntary representative from a university conducting a teacher education program in home economics careers and technology.

(2) A voluntary representative from a community college conducting a program in home economics careers and technology education.

(3) A voluntary representative from a high school conducting a consumer home economics program in home economics careers and technology.

(4) A voluntary representative from a high school conducting a home economics-related occupations program in home economics careers and technology.

(5) A voluntary representative from a middle level school conducting an exploratory program in home economics careers and technology.

(6) A former student of a home economics careers and technology education program.

(7) A parent of a pupil enrolled in home economics careers and technology education.

(8) Eight other individuals representing diverse industries related to established career paths in home economics careers and technology education from various geographic locations in the state. The State Supervisor of the Home Economics Careers and Technology Vocational Education Unit shall serve as the committee consultant.

(Amended by Stats 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 93)

Reference:

Education Code 52485

Education Code 52486