Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP)

Terms of the Title I Committee of Practitioners

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001, section 1903, requires each state that receives Title I funds to convene a Committee of Practitioners (COP) to advise the state in carrying out its responsibilities under Title I.

The duties of the COP include a review, before publication, of any proposed or final state rule or regulation related to Title I.  In an emergency situation where a rule or regulation must be issued within a very limited time to assist local educational agencies with the operation of the Title I program, the state educational agency may issue a regulation without prior consultation. A meeting shall immediately thereafter be convened with the COP to review the emergency regulation before issuance in final form.

The membership shall consist of a majority of representatives from local educational agencies. It may include:

  • Administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title (such as Neglected and Delinquent, Migrant).
  • Teachers, including vocational educators.
  • Parents.
  • Members of local school boards.
  • Representatives of private school children.
  • Pupil services personnel.

Committee of Practitioner (COP) meeting dates for school year 2015-2016 are:

  • November 4, 2015
  • February 3, 2016
  • May 4, 2016

If you have questions, contact mde.esea@state.mn.us or 651-582-8579.

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