21st Century Institute for
Advanced Technology in Schools

WHEREAS, there exists a need to encourage and foster a substantially increased level of development, dissemination and utilization of advanced technology in the common schools in Washington; and

WHEREAS, the Advisory Council on Advanced Technology in Schools which I created with Executive Order 88-08 has made an important and substantial recommendation to establish a 21st Century Institute for Advanced Technology in Schools; and

WHEREAS, such Institute needs to be established and is in need of a Board of Advisors, an Executive Director and other support staff, facilities, equipment, and operating funds; and

WHEREAS, the level of student achievement in Washington should be enhanced by the result of the activities of such Institute; and

WHEREAS, such Institute will be an active partnership between Washington business and Washington schools, and therefore be established, operated and funded as a public/private partnership with an emphasis and reliance on private involvement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby create a 21st Century Institute for Advanced Technology in Schools.

A. The Institute shall have an Executive Director and a Board of Advisors appointed by the Governor. The membership shall consist of the Governor as Chair, the Superintendent of Public Instruction as Vice-Chair, the Lieutenant Governor as a member, and up to 13 additional members who have expertise and experience in business, higher education and K-1 2 education. The Governor's Office shall provide the staff director for the Board of Advisors, and for its travel and expenses.

B. The Institute shall be guided by the recommendations of the Report issued by the Governor's Advisory Council on Advanced Technology in Schools, and provide services in six broad areas:

-training, consulting, and providing grants;
-technology information exchange;
-liaison for specific technological services and information;
-awareness and promotion of educational technology;
-research and evaluation of educational technology;
-and information for legislative understanding.

The institute should seek cooperation and support between public and private sectors as the foundation for these services.

D. The Institute may receive gifts, grants, and endowments from public and private sources that are made for the use or benefit of the Institute, and expend, without appropriation, the same or any income therefrom according to the terms of such gifts, grants or endowments.

E. The mission of the Institute should be to increase the level of student achievement through the increased use of advanced technology by all schools, teachers and students. The Institute should also provide assistance to projects in the Schools for the 21st Century program.

F. The Institute's Board of Advisors shall issue annual reports, propose additional public and private avenues of financial and resource support, and conduct an analysis and sunset review of the Institute by September 1, 1992 and make recommendations as to its continued existence. The Institute will otherwise expire on December 31, 1992.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
24th day of July A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Booth Gardner
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State