(1) The Governor's educational technology advisor, ex officio, who shall chair the council;
(2) The Governor's Chief Technology Officer, ex officio;
(3) One public school technology coordinator;
(4) One public elementary, middle or junior high school teacher;
(5) One public secondary school teacher;
(6) A technology representative from Marshall University;
(7) A technology representative from West Virginia University;
(8) One member of the Center for Professional Development Board;
(9) Three individuals from the private sector with expertise in education technology;
(10) One public secondary or higher education student;
(11) One representative of the Office of Business Development;
(12) One member of the Higher Education Policy Commission, or his or her designee; and
(13) One member of the State Board, or his or her designee.
(b) The Advisory Council shall meet as necessary, but shall hold no less than four meetings annually. Eight members constitute a quorum for conducting the business of the advisory council. All members of the Advisory Council are entitled to vote.
(c) The thirteen members of the Council who are not members ex officio shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for terms of three years, except that of the original appointments, four members shall be appointed for one year; four members shall be appointed for two years; and five members shall be appointed for three years. No member may serve more than two consecutive full terms, nor may a member be appointed to a term which results in the member serving more than seven consecutive years.
(d) Members of the Advisory Council shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed by the Governor for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their official duties under this article upon presentation of an itemized sworn statement of their expenses, except that any member of the Advisory Council who is an employee of the state shall be reimbursed by the employing agency.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session