EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 96-8
Louisiana LEARN Commission
WHEREAS: Louisiana is in need of state and local
strategic planning for education for the 21st century that
builds upon existing and future school reform initiatives; and
WHEREAS: every student in Louisiana must have equal
access to an education that promotes high expectation and
WHEREAS: greater degrees of autonomy and flexibility
must be awarded to school districts, schools, and local
communities to ensure the development of an educational
program which best meets the needs of their students; and
WHEREAS: deregulation and restructuring must occur at
the state level in order to better support the needs of local
districts, schools, and communities; and
WHEREAS: greater levels of accountability must occur
to ensure that every Louisiana student is receiving an
appropriate education; and
WHEREAS: all existing federal, state and local
educational funds must be coordinated to ensure maximum
benefits from such resources; and
WHEREAS: technology must be integrated into all
aspects of the educational process; and
WHEREAS: many committed citizens in Louisiana are
already involved in broad-based partnerships to improve
education in local communities.
NOW THEREFORE I, M. J. "MIKE" FOSTER, Governor
of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the state constitution
and the laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby establish a
Louisiana LEARN Commission, which shall be domiciled in
the Governor's office.
SECTION 1: The Louisiana LEARN Commission shall:
SECTION 2: The Louisiana LEARN Commission shall
initially consist of not less than 15 members and will be
expanded to include members who represent at least the
SECTION 3: The Governor and State Superintendent may
replace individuals on the commission and may add new
members as appropriate.
SECTION 4: Staff support shall be provided by the
Louisiana Department of Education, as well as the Governor's
SECTION 5: The provisions of this Executive order are
effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until
amended, modified, or rescinded by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State
of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on
this 26th day of March, 1996.
M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State