"FACSSO" means the FSM Association of Chief State School Officers
 
 The Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs or its successor entity will periodically as necessary convene meetings of the Chief State School Officers and the President of the College of Micronesia-FSM, for the purpose of increasing cooperation and coordination between the States and National Government and ensuring quality educational programs and facilities for students in the following areas:
 
   (a)   setting and attaining minimum standards for educational administration, programs and facilities;
 
   (b)   obtaining and equitably distributing national and external financial assistance for education;
 
   (c)   providing technical assistance to the States and sharing experience and  data on how to improve the administration of educational programs; and
 
   (d)   anticipating and meeting the needs of FSM students in the area of post-secondary education.
 
   (2)   The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs or his successor or designee, the four Chief State School Officers and President of the College of Micronesia-FSM, when meeting in their official capacity, shall be known as the FSM Association of Chief State School Officers, or FACSSO.
 
   (3)   Upon discussing and reaching a consensus on educational issues, FACSSO shall formally adopt, in the form of resolutions, its findings and conclusions, as well as the reasons or principles upon which its resolutions are based.
 
   (4)   The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs, or his successor or designee, shall promptly transmit FACSSO resolutions to the FSM President and to other persons as appropriate.
 
   (5)   The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs, or his successor or designee, shall maintain a book of FACSSO resolutions arranged consecutively according to date of adoption, and indexed according to subject matter.

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