ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 64
JAY S. HAMMOND
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
January 6, 1981
I, Jay Hammond, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the
authority granted by Article III of the Alaska Constitution and
Alaska Statute 44.19.145(c), find and order the following:
* Section 1. FINDINGS. Historically, the State has dedicated
a significant portion of its financial resources to support public
schools and will continue to do so in the future, recognizing
that the best interests of all Alaskans are served by maintaining
educational excellence. It is therefore imperative that mechanisms
be developed by which the State, local school boards, and the
public at large can assess their elementary and secondary educational
Systems to ensure their continued relevance and effectiveness.
* Section 2. TASK FORCE ON EFFECTIVE SCHOOLING. There is
created in the Department of Education the Task Force on Effective
Schooling, for a period beginning immediately, and ending upon
submission of the final report.
* Section 3. ORGANIZATION. (a) the task force is to
be composed of the President of the State Board of Education
and 12 members designated by me, two of whom are ex officio
members selected from the staff of my office and the Lieu-
tenant Governor's Office. The ex officio members may
participate in deliberations, but may not vote. Other
members will include:
(1) One teacher;
(2) One administrator;
(3) One local board member;
(4) One representative of the University of Alaska.
(5) Six people representing parents and the general public.
(b) The President of the State Board of Education shall serve
* Section 4. DUTIES. The task force shall:
(1) Formulate and adopt a statement clarifying the responsibilities
of public schools;
(2) Identify from educational research related to instruction,
administration, and management of public education, practices
which are essential to effective schooling; this process must
take into account practices which the task force believes are
generally applicable to Alaskan students and schools, and for
which the nature and quality of the evidence promotes reasonable
confidence that the practice is effective;
(3) After review by the State Board of Education, submit a
final report to the Governor no later than September 1, 1981,
which includes, at a minimum, a listing of practices essential
to effective schooling and recommendations necessary to the implementation
of effective practices statewide.
* Section 5. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. Administration of task
force affairs and staff support shall be provided by the Department
* Section 6. PER DIEM AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCE. Members of the
task force are entitled to receive per diem and a travel allowance
for attendance at task force meetings, as provided by AS 39.20.180
for other boards and commissions.
DATED: Jan. 6 1981.
S/S Jay S. Hammond
Jay S. Hammond
Governor of Alaska