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P-16/P-20 Councils: Council Meets at Least Once a Quarter

Twenty-nine councils meet at least once a quarter. A "yes" in the database denotes that a council is meeting quarterly - if a council is meeting more frequently than four times a year, the frequency of meetings is provided.

Why does it matter?

  • Meeting at least quarterly can reduce the potential for intertia.
  • Meeting at least quarterly helps hold councils and subcommittees to regular deadlines on action items and recommendations.

Sources for all data points are accessible through this link.

Methodology: ECS performed an initial search of statutes, regulations and executive orders. However, because many P-16 and P-20 councils are established independently of these means, ECS conducted interviews with and had all data verified by at least one contact in the state (typically a P-16 or P-20 council member or staff member supporting the council).

Last update: May 28, 2008

This database was compiled by Jennifer Dounay, project manager, ECS High School Policy Center. For questions, additions or corrections: 303.299.3689 or

Council meets at least once a quarter
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connecticut Yes
Delaware Not quarterly, but at least three times a year (subcommittees meet more frequently).
Georgia Yes
Hawaii No. Meetings were formerly quarterly, but are now held on a semi-annual basis.
Illinois Not determined as of March 2008
Indiana Yes
Kansas Not determined as of April 2008
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence: Yes–the commission meets 5-6 times between the months of September to May.
High School Redesign Commission: Yes–the commission's meeting schedule varies between 4-6 meetings a year.
Maine No information available as of May 2008.
Maryland Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Not determined as of May 2008
Missouri Yes–council meeting monthly as of January 2008.
Montana Yes
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes–council meeting monthly as of January 2008.
New Hampshire Yes
North Carolina Yes. While the full Education Cabinet meets 1-3 times a year, an unofficial "kitchen cabinet"–comprised of one staff member supporting each cabinet member–meets every 6-8 weeks, as needed.
Ohio Yes
Oklahoma Yes–steering committee meets monthly except when the legislature is in session.
Oregon No. Joint boards meet at least once a year.
Pennsylvania STEM: Governor’s Leadership Team meets biannually and the Design Team meets monthly. Regional STEM networks are currently creating their schedules.
PASSHE Regional Councils: No. Regional councils meet at least biannually, but dates vary based on the needs of the partnerships.
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes–as of April 2008, the council is meeting monthly.
South Dakota Yes
Tennessee No. Council meets at least once a year.
Texas Yes
Utah Yes
Virginia Yes–council meeting every other month as of April 2008.
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin No. Council meets three times a year.
Wyoming Yes–council meeting every other month as of April 2008.

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