PART I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
[4 PA. CODE CH. 5]
[26 Pa.B. 5630]
Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards
Whereas, it is in the interest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its citizenry and particularly its school aged children to establish clear, concise, and challenging academic standards for implementation in the public schools of this Commonwealth; and
Whereas, parents, community leaders, business leaders, educators, and school administrators from within local communities must play a vital role in providing clear information and guidance regarding expectations for student achievement.
Now, Therefore, I, Thomas J. Ridge, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other laws, do hereby establish the Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards (hereinafter referred to as ''Commission'') and invest it with the necessary powers to perform the duties and functions set forth herein and to advise and counsel me in the formation of academic standards and assessments for implementation in the public schools of this Commonwealth.
TITLE 4. ADMINISTRATION
PART I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
CHAPTER 5. COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES
Subchapter LLL. GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ACADEMIC STANDARDS
5.921. Purpose. 5.922. Composition. 5.923. Staff. 5.924. Compensation. 5.925. Termination.
§ 5.921. Purpose.
The purpose of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards is to:
(1) Obtain and consider ideas and proposals regarding academic standards from citizens throughout this Commonwealth, particularly parents and community and business leaders.
(2) Create and recommend for adoption a rigorous set of standards, the achievement of which demonstrates the attainment of high levels of student competency in core academic subjects.
(3) Issue a report to the Governor containing its findings and recommendations.
§ 5.922. Composition.
The Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards (Commission) is composed of no more than 14 members, all of whom serve at the pleasure of the Governor, to be appointed or designated as follows:
(1) The Secretary of Education or a designee.
(2) Four members of the Commission selected by the Governor from the Legislature.
(3) The remaining members of the Commission selected by the Governor from the public at large.
§ 5.923. Staff.
The Department of Education shall provide personnel, equipment and resources as might be required for the functioning of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards.
§ 5.924. Compensation.
The members of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards do not receive compensation for their services but are reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.
§ 5.925. Termination.
The Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards will terminate as determined by the Governor.
Fiscal Note: GOV 96-6. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 1996-97 is $40,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 1997-98 is $N/A; 2nd Succeeding Year 1998-99 is $N/A; 3rd Succeeding Year 1999-00 is $N/A; 4th Succeeding Year 2000-01 is $N/A; 5th Succeeding Year 2001-02 is $N/A; (4) FY 1995-96 $New Program; FY 1994-95 $New Program; FY 1993-94 $New Program; (7) Goals 2000--Administration/State (Federal Appropriation); (8) recommends adoption.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1923. Filed for public inspection November 15, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]
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