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What others say: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...already. Closer to home, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly added $4.5 million in additional funds to the local school district's budget to stave off the elimination of dozens of full-time positions in local schools.The question that...
What others say: Bills would leave projects in limbo

...been the official policy to do so when the money is available.And the money has been available.So, voters in local school districts - Fairbanks among them - have grown accustomed to the state reimbursement during the many years of the program...
Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...there areas you think should be cut?Rocky Knudsen, District 29: Schools need to be funded to the levels that local school districts can meet their budget needs. Wasteful spending in the operating budgets must come an end.Kurt Olson, District...
House Education puts hold on standards resolution

...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...
Senate committee works on new reading program

...supersede those agreements.The committee placed a date of July 1, 2016, for programs to be implemented by local school districts.With the clock running down on the legislative session, both Stevens and Senate President Charlie Huggins...
Bill would repeal local contribution to education

...week.The state requires all organized boroughs to provide a certain level of the property taxes collected to local school districts. Some see that as unconstitutional and say it goes against promises made by the state not to penalize areas of...
House Finance takes up charter school education bill

...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...
House Education considers delaying 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...
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...
Rocky Knudsen: State needs to be more efficient return to a defined benefit retirement program. Forward funding for our schools would help the State, and local School Districts, budget for the resources our children need, instead of making cuts which hinder educators. Leadership: We...


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