Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(DENVER) - Gov. Bill Owens has appointed seven members to the state's Charter School Institute Board.
The Charter School Institute was created under a new state law, HB 1362, enacted by the State Legislature this year. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Terrance Carroll (D-Denver) and Sen. Peter Groff (D-Denver).
The mission of the Institute Board is to foster high quality public school education through charter schools and to provide an "alternative mode" of authorizing charter schools.
The bill authorizes the Institute to "assist school districts in utilizing best practices for chartering schools and to approve and oversee charter schools in districts not desiring to do so themselves."
Owens made the following appointments:
The terms for Kerns and Titterington expire July 1, 2005; terms for Alexander, Howard Leland expire July 1, 2006, with the remaining appointments expiring July 1, 2007.
The Commissioner of Education, Bill Moloney, made the final two appointments to the nine-member board. Moloney appointed Alex Medler of Boulder and Tina Leone of Colorado Springs.
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