Family and Consumer Sciences


AAFCS  Education & Technology Division forms partnership with FCSEA 
– to distribute AAFCS Yearbooks

AAFCS yearbooks formerly available from Gencoe/McGaw-Hill are now available through FCSEA headquarters at Central Washington University.  A limited supply of yearbooks published between 1988 and 2001 (with the exception of 1990, 1994 & 1995) are available.  Please click here for our Publications web page.


Operating Procedures of the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The Coalition shall be comprised of two (2) representatives from each National Family and Consumer Sciences professional organization:

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Association of Career and Technical Education-Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division (ACTE)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA)

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be represented as an ex-officio member of the Coalition.

Procedures for selecting representatives to the Coalition are the discrete responsibility of each respective organization.  Appointment of alternate representatives is encouraged.

The chair and the recording secretary shall be elected annually at the ACTE annual meeting.  Membership terms on the Coalition shall be staggered with each of the two representatives from each organization appointed in a different year, for a three year term.

Only those representing one of the three (3) said organizations will have voting privileges concerning decisions of the Coalition.

Minutes of Coalition meetings will be kept by a recording secretary.  Minutes shall be shared within three weeks with Coalition members, the president and executive director of AAFCS, ACTE, and FCSEA.  Others to receive the minutes include the AAFCS Director of Public Policy and the ACTE Government Relations Director.

Regular scheduled meetings will be held in conjunction with annual meetings of AAFCS, ACTE and ACTE Policy Seminar.  Other meetings may be called at the discretion of the chair.

Each sponsoring organization shall assumed the financial expenses incurred by its two (2) Coalition members according to the organization's own policy.

One or more advisors may serve as non-voting members of the Coalition. Such appointment(s) must be approved by majority vote of the Coalition.

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