commissioner shall appoint a school improvement grant review committee to
review the grant proposals and recommend to the commissioner which grants
should be awarded. The commissioner shall appoint individuals with expertise in
grant review or education, but the majority of appointees must be state
employees. The commissioner shall make all final decisions on grant
The committee shall
review all timely applications and make recommendations to the commissioner.
The committee may recommend
(1) award of a
grant for the project proposed in the amount requested;
(2) award of a grant for the project proposed
in an amount different than requested;
(3) award of a grant to finance some of the
projects proposed in a grant application; or
(4) that no grant be awarded.