WHEREAS, Missouri should develop
a comprehensive plan to promote higher student achievement through
the use of technology; and
WHEREAS, Missouri's Outstanding
Schools Act provides the basis for the improved use of technology
in the classroom and will, in conjunction with other Missouri
technology reforms, provide the components for a comprehensive
plan to enhance student learning through the use of technology;
WHEREAS, the Goals 2000: Educate
America Act of 1994 (P. L. 103-227) provides federal resources
to develop a strategy, unique to meet Missouri's needs, in which
technology will be used to improve student achievement;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan,Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested
in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri,
do hereby establish the Technology Task Force to fulfill the
requirements of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act of 1994
(a) The Task Force shall include members who are
experts in the educational use of technology and representatives
of the State Goals 2000 Panel. Members shall be appointed by
and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
(b) The Task Force shall develop a plan for the use of technology
to improve student achievement in Missouri. The plan shall
be developed in collaboration with the governor, representatives
of the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, institutions
of higher education, appropriate state agencies, local educational
agencies, public and private telecommunication entities, parents,
public and school libraries, students, adult literacy providers,
and leaders in the field of technology.
(c) The Task Force shall perform all duties required by
(d) Task Force members shall receive no compensation for
their duties, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses
associated with these duties.
(e) The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
shall provide staff assistance to the Task Force as needed.
(f) The Task Force shall submit a report to the Governor
and the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
no later than September 1, 1995, unless extended by subsequent
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State
of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 17th day
of February, 1997.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Rebecca McDowell Cook's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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