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Name: Commission to Survey and Study the Problems Pertaining to Public Schools - RG 320


Historical Note:

The Commission to Survey and Study the Problems Pertaining to Public Schools was created by the General Assembly in 1957 to study the progress and problems of school district reorganization; the need for further codification and revision of school laws, state, county, and local school administration of the common schools and the interrelationships of such administration; formulas for state aid; the adequacy of state and local school funding; desirable levels of educational standards; and the general welfare of the schools. It was to report annually to the General Assembly. The commission itself was composed of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the director of the Department of Finance, five members of the Senate appointed by the President pro tempore, five members of the House appointed by the Speaker, and five members appointed by the Governor (L. 1957, pp. 2130-2131). The commission was abolished in 1985 (P.A. 83-1257, p. 1173). Its responsibilities were assumed by the Citizens Council on School Problems which as within the newly created Citizens Assembly (P.A. 84-15, pp. 305-306).

For an administrative history of the CITIZENS ASSEMBLY see RG 624.000.






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