(105 ILCS 435/2.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 697.1)
Gender Equity Advisory Committee.
(a) The Superintendent of
the State Board of Education shall appoint a Gender Equity
Advisory Committee of at least 9 members to advise and consult with the
State Board of Education and the gender
equity coordinator in all aspects relating to ensuring that all students have
equal educational opportunities to pursue high wage, high skill occupations
leading to economic self-sufficiency.
(b) Membership shall include without limitation one
regional gender equity coordinator,
2 State Board of Education employees, an appointee of the Director of Labor, and 5 citizen appointees who have expertise in one
or more of the following areas:
nontraditional training and placement, service delivery to single parents, service delivery to
displaced homemakers, service delivery to female teens, business and
industry experience, and Education-to-Careers experience. Membership also may
include employees from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the
Department of Human Services, and the Illinois Community College Board who
have expertise in one or more of the areas listed in this subsection (b) for
the citizen appointees. Appointments
shall be made taking into consideration expertise of services provided in
secondary, postsecondary and community based programs.
(c) Members shall initially be appointed to one year terms commencing in
January 1, 1990, and thereafter to two year terms commencing on January 1 of
each odd numbered year. Vacancies shall be filled as prescribed in
subsection (b) for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(d) Each newly appointed committee shall elect a Chair and Secretary
from its members. Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be
reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The
Committee shall meet at least bi-annually and at other times at the call of
the Chair or at the request of the gender equity coordinator.
(Source: P.A. 98-739, eff. 7-16-14.)