The Education and Local Government (ELG) Interim Committee is a joint bipartisan
committee of the legislature that meets between legislative sessions. The ELGs
statutory duties include review of proposed administrative rules and draft legislation,
as well as completing any studies assigned to it. They also entail monitoring
the operations of, and providing information to, the State
Board of Education, Board of Public Education,
Board of Regents of Higher Education,
and the Office of Public Instruction.
Finally, the ELG acts as a liaison with cities
and counties, providing an important
forum for discussion of strong, effective governance at the community and county
Committee members adopted a work
plan (with amendments to be reflected in a summary document) and meeting
schedule at their June 30 meeting.
ELG established a subcommittee
to work with K-12 and higher education agencies and the education community
to implement the provisions of HJR
6 and SJR
8, shared policy goals and accountability measures for K-12 and K-20 education.
Subcommittee members were appointed at ELG's October meeting.