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Program Advisory Committees

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 74, Section 2, and The Vocational Technical Education Regulation 603 CMR 4.00, the Old Colony School Committee appoints Program Advisory Committees for each program area under its control in addition to a General Advisory Committee.

The Old Colony RVTHS  Program Advisory Committees meet two times per academic year on the first Wednesday in October and the first Wednesday in April .  (Culinary Arts Program Advisory Committee meets the following Tuesday at 5:00 pm).

The responsibility of Program Advisory Committees is to advise, assist and support school personnel in order to improve planning, operation, and evaluation in its program area. Such advice shall be based on adequate and timely information as to workforce and job development demands or job market trends, technological developments, training alternatives and other factors affecting the quality of the program.

Program faculty prepare a meeting agenda with input from Advisory members.

Attendance is taken by having members review and initial their contact information.

New Members are always welcome.

Program faculty prepare meeting minutes.

Regular Agenda Items:

Fall Meeting Spring Meeting
Program Validation

    Vocational Instructors present:

         Curriculum Documentation

         Grading Policies

         Shop Rules

         Shop Equipment

    Advisory members approve by signing

         the validation sheet.

Equipment Recommendations

    Discuss program equipment needs

         including immediate and 5 year plans

Other topics as desired

Portfolio Review

    Senior students’ portfolios are presented

    Each portfolio is reviewed by a

         minimum of 2 advisory members.

Other topics as desired


The Chairman from each Program Advisory Board serves on the General Advisory Board.  The General Advisory Board meets ½ hour prior to the Program Advisory Board.