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...for high-cost school districts as well as an across-the-board increase for all districts. The Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force voted 7-2 in favor of a wide-ranging report in support of fully funding the recommendations of...
Task force appointed to consider school funding

...Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday appointed the 11th member. Sound off on the important issues at The Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force will evaluate and review how the state supports its schools and recommend improvements on fairness...
Legislature leaves major issues

...House members, five senate members and one person appointed by the governor. It would be called a Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force and would study the issues during the summer and try to come up with a funding formula. If there...
Budget provides 1-year fix

A last-minute budget agreement enabled the Alaska Legislature to end its session as required by midnight Wednesday.
Alaska education funding increase ready for floor fight

...currently $5,380 per pupil, by $200 a year. The bill would raise the amount by $100 a year. A Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force this summer recommended a minimum increase of $100 per pupil. The task force's chairman, Rep...
State to take responsibility for retirement shortfall

...high oil prices and a boost in oil taxes. It also was helped along by the work of this summer's Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force led by Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage. The group issued a series of recommendations that became...
Alaska school funding bill cruises through first step

...administrators heaped praised on House Bill 273, which would put into law part of the recommendations of the joint legislative education funding task force. Included in the task force's recommendations was an increase in the starting amount in a formula...
Education funding bound up with other budget issues

School district officials on their annual fly-in to the state Capitol are telling lawmakers they want to see forward and early funding for their schools.
Lawmaker warns against altering education funding

...formula the state uses to determine how much a school district receives from the state per student. The Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force, which met last summer to hammer out a new education funding system, only recommends a $100 yearly...


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