The national Bylaws (revised 2013) state that teachers certified in comprehensive or occupational Family and Consumer Sciences education, as determined by the state department of education, shall serve as chapter advisers. State or chapter advisers accompanying council members to meetings shall serve as consultants to the State Executive Council.
Ideally, the person designated as adviser should be one who has frequent contact with the officer -- either in class or during planning periods. In any event, it should be the person who can fulfill the obligation of this important advisory role.
The SECA will: