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Judge invalidates part of 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-24/judge-invalidates-part-of-school-fun
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/qa-alaska-house-of-representative
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Rocky Knudsen: State needs to be more efficient

...to 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/rocky-knudsen-state-needs-to-be-m
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-26/house-education-puts-hold-on-standar
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-22/senate-committee-works-on-new-readin
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-05/bill-would-repeal-local-contribution
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-24/house-panel-hears-breakdown-on-educa
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-19/house-education-considers-delaying-s
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-18/house-finance-takes-up-charter-schoo
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Legislature 2014: Spending in focus as revenue dips

...House Bill 125 passed few years ago. In that Legislature the state guaranteed that it would cover municipal and local school district pension obligations (the state now manages pension funds for all public entities) and developed a formula that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-09/legislature-2014-spending-in-focus-a
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