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Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped...taxable real and personal property for its share of local school districts. For Ketchikan, that amounted to about $4 million...
House Education moves 'Erin's Law'

...majority of those were Alaska Native children.There are a number of different curriculums online available for local school districts to use with different age groups, Tarr said."Alaska is first in so many things that aren't good," said...
State | AK legislature
House Finance tackles charter school worries

...if a charter is denied by a local school district.Co-chairman Rep. Bill...Hanley said it was a situation local school districts would want to avoid because...looking at what happens when a local school district denies a charter to a school...
State | AK legislature
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill prevent the forcing of a charter school upon a local school district by the state school board. Her third amendment...proposed the state school board could not override a local school district's decision unless it did not follow state law...
State | AK legislature
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts nonprofits, and accredited post-secondary institutions. Currently, the authority rests with local school districts.Gattis told the committee, which she chairs, that her intent was to debate aspects of the bill and identify...
State | AK legislature
House Education passes Governor's omnibus bill

...costs of getting started," said Chairwoman Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla.The House committee also capped how much local school districts can bill charter schools for the use of buildings, furnishings and equipment. Although charter school students...
State | AK legislature
Senate Education moves bill on grant program

...individual learning plan monitored by a certified teacher and such vendors are from a pre-approved list by a local school district.It calls for an increase from an 80 percent base student allocation for those involved in correspondence and...
State | AK legislature
House Education considers delaying lesson standards

...pretty high," Wilson said. "They said too much was happening at once."Wilson said both the Legislature and local school districts need a cost analysis on implementing the new standards. She noted a delay would help school districts with the...
State | AK legislature
House panel hears breakdown on educational costs

...reserve funds will be depleted within a decade.Finance Division Director David Teal said the amounts given to local school districts and the total amount the state spends on education are different issues. Per-pupil allocations made to districts...
State | AK legislature
House puts hold on education measure

...and administering the new assessment tests in the classroom. She said the financial burden is falling on the local school districts rather than the state, and the districts have a right to know how much it will cost.Several committee members...
State | AK legislature


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