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Executive Order #42

Governor James J. Florio

This executive order extends EO #129 Kean.

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Governor's School Program (hereinafter referred to as the "Governor's School Program") has been a successful effort to help foster excellence in education for rising high school seniors during its nine years in existence; and

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Governor's School Board of Overseers (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") was created by Executive Order #129 on February 20th, 1986 to provide a central entity authorized to advise the Governor regarding the Governor's School Program, serve as the principal oversight body for the Governor's School Program and coordinate its activities, enhance the quality of the educational programs, supervise fundraising and expansion plans, and monitor the Governor's Schools and their expenditures of funds; and

WHEREAS, the Board has been helpful in assuring the involvement of the State's Scholars from diverse geographic, economic, and social backgrounds;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER AND DIRECT:

1. The Governor's School Board of Overseers shall continue in existence concurrently with the operation of the Schools.

2. The Board shall be composed of: The Commissioner of Education, or his designee; the Chancellor of the Department of Higher Education, or his designee; a representative of the Governor's Office; the Presidents of the institutions of higher learning at which the Governor's Schools are located, and twenty one public members to be appointed by the Governor, who shall represent organizations and foundations committed to excellence in education, members of the private sector knowledgeable of the current academic needs of today's business market, and individuals who have personally demonstrated a willingness to provide future and present day scholars with an environment in which they may be intellectually challenged.

3. Four of the twenty-one public members shall be members of the New Jersey Legislature and shall be appointed as follows:

a. two members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Governor, each a member of a different political party, and who shall serve concurrently with their terms of office; and

b. two members of the General Assembly, to be appointed by the Governor, each a member of a different political party, and who shall serve concurrently with their terms of office; and

4. In the case of the initial appointments of the remaining public members, 6 shall be for terms expiring one year from the date of appointment, 6 shall be for terms expiring two years from the date of appointment, and 5 shall be for terms expiring three years from the date of appointment. Thereafter, the terms of office of the remaining public members shall be for three years. Each public member shall serve until a successor shall have been appointed and vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.

5. Except as expressly provided herein, Executive Order #129 (Kean) shall remain in full force and effect.

6. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
26th day of September in the Year of
Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and ninety-one, and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
and sixteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio
GOVERNOR

Attest:

/s/
Andrew Weber
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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