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Governance
Eleven state officers (students) are elected by the voting delegates at the annual State Leadership Conference and together make up the State Executive Council. The State Board of Directors is composed of adult representatives from education, professional associates, and business and two youth representatives. Local chapters elect their own youth officers. State programs come under the direction of Family and Consumer Sciences education staff. Chapter advisers are Family and Consumer Sciences teachers and CTE teachers in related Family and Consumer Sciences occupations.

Financial and Cooperative Support
FCCLA is supported primarily by student membership dues. Additional funds are raised from individuals. FCCLA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Vocational and Adult Education) and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). PA FCCLA is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the Bureau of Career and Technical Education. PA FCCLA seeks to develop partnerships and sponsorships with agencies and business and industry.

State Staff
The PA FCCLA State Adviser and PA FCCLA State Facilitator are Pennsylvania Deparment of Education Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Additional positions are sponsored on honorarium by the PA FCCLA Board of Directors.

National Staff
An executive director leads the organization and heads a national staff that gives direction to and carries out programs, communications, membership services, and financial management.

PDE Non-Discrimination Statement
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with federal law, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If you have questions about this publication, or for additional copies, contact the Career and Technical Student Organization Office, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333, Voice Telephone: 717-783-6952, Text Telephone TTY: 717-783-8445, FAX: 717-783-6672.

Equal Opportunity Statement
FCCLA members with disabilities as properly identified by a certified psychologist or physician and having an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) will be reasonably accommodated in FCCLA regional, state, and national events. Any competitive events will be modified to provide an equal competitive opportunity. Such members may be allowed to provide and utilize special equipment that FCCLA may not be able to provide.

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made in writing, with a description of the handicap, along with any specific needs stated, to the State Facilitator and returned by the regional or state conference registration form deadline. For national events, the request must be returned 90 days prior to the start of the national meeting.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If you have questions about this publication, or for additional copies, contact the Career and Technical Student Organization Office, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333, Voice Telephone: 717-783-6952, Text Telephone TTY: 717-783-8445, FAX: 717-783-6672.

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