On August 13, 1988, President Bush signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Amendments. Chapter 2 of the Amendments provides targeted assistance to the state education agency and local school districts, effective October 1, 1988.
Pursuant to Chapter 2, the governor of each state is required to establish an advisory committee to advise the state education agency on several matters: (1) priorities for use of funds allocated to the state, including the percentage, not to exceed twenty percent, to be set aside for such use; (2) formulae for distribution of allocated funds, not less than eighty percent, to local school districts; and (3) planning, developing, implementing, supporting, and evaluating state programs financed from the funds set aside for use by the state education agency.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby order that:
I. An advisory committee be established, to be known as the Governor's Advisory Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement.
II. The function of the Committee shall be to advise the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction on all matters within the purview of the Committee as outlined by Chapter 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Amendments, and to provide such additional advice as it deems appropriate to the Office of the Superintendent and the Governor with respect to the effective use of these federal funds, appropriated for elementary and secondary educational purposes.
III. The Committee shall be composed of not more than f if teen persons appointed by the Governor for three-year terms, except that the terms of those now appointed to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Program Consolidation shall continue as appointed. The members shall be representative of one or more of the following interests:
A. Public and private elementary and secondary school children;
B. Classroom teachers;
C. Parents of elementary and secondary school children;
D. Local boards of education;
E. Local and regional school administrators, including principals, superintendents, and administrators of intermediate educational units;
F. Institutions of higher education;
G. The State Legislature;
H. Elementary and secondary school librarians;
I. School counselors and other pupil services personnel; and
J. Ethnic and racial groups in the state.
IV. The group will elect a chairperson to serve for a term of one year and such other officers as may be needed.
V. Members of the Committee shall serve without salary, but shall be reimbursed for travel, lodging, and meals in accordance with state law and regulation. Such reimbursement and appropriate staff support will be provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which will use Federal funds wherever possible
VI. The Committee shall serve until dissolved upon termination or repeal of Section 1522, Chapter 2, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Amendments, or by independent action of the Governor.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
31st day of July A.D., Nineteen hundred and ninety-two.
Secretary of State