Establishing the Advisory Council on Education Funding

WHEREAS, chapter 374, Laws of 1985, deferred for three years the phasing down of local levy support to ten percent of state funding support levels to allow time for a comprehensive review of the means of adequately funding the state's basic education responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, a comprehensive education funding study should also consider such additional far-reaching issues as the relationship of education funding to other state responsibilities, local school district expenditure practices, national education funding trends, state demographic patterns, constitutional and statutory considerations, state and local funding and revenue policy options, public attitudes towards education funding, and the state and local formal relationships which result from state funding; and

WHEREAS, a study of this nature requires a concerted effort by a representative group of persons familiar with state financial processes and local education funding procedures; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, do hereby establish the Advisory Council on Education Funding. I have appointed the Director of the Office of Financial Management to serve as the chair of the Advisory Council. The remaining 17 members appointed to the Council will be representative of the legislative and executive branches of government, school officials, and citizen and education based organizations.

The Advisory Council shall have the responsibility to review the state's common school education funding responsibilities, and submit to me by October 15, 1986, recommended state policies to meet those responsibilities.

Chair shall establish the Advisory Council budget from funds provided and pay Council meeting and members travel expenses, if not otherwise covered, pursuant to standard state procedures.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
21st day of November A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-five.

Booth Gardner
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State