Please call Beth Driskell at 742-4486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your vendor questions.
FPCS allows families to choose different vendor types to provide goods and services for student education. It is the responsibility of the family to evaluate the vendors for the content of tutoring or teaching and to make sure they are a good fit for their student. FPCS does not endorse any particular service vendor.
State law prohibits payment to an instructor/tutor that is a family member of the student (spouse, guardian, parent, step-parent, step-sibling, grandparent, step-grandparent, child, uncle, or aunt). ASD SBP 725.8.3(b) & Anchorage Municipality Code 1.15.025(e).
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ASD APPROVED SERVICE VENDOR
These vendors are approved with the ASD and provide educational tutoring/lessons locally. They have gone through a vetting process, including a background check, finger printing, have a business license, and insurance validation. These service vendors have a contract with ASD and an Educational Service Agreement (ESA) with FPCS. These vendors offer direct-billing FPCS for services. This is convenient for families as they do not have to pay out of pocket and wait for reimbursement. There are 2 vendor deadlines. See the FPCS important dates calendar for those deadlines.
NON-PROFIT SERVICE VENDOR
These are service vendors that can elect to be approved with ASD or not. They obtain their status from the State of Alaska and are organized not to make a profit. Families must pay out of pocket for these services and request reimbursement from FPCS.
OTHER SERVICE VENDOR
These vendors are parent-choice vendors not mentioned above. They have not gone through the vetting process with ASD or the State of Alaska. Utilizing these vendors for tutoring and educational services requires due diligence of the family to fully examine and validate the provider and the services offered. FPCS does not enter into any contract with these vendors. These service vendors must have a valid Alaska business license and they must provide a signed current W-9 form to activate them in the system. Provided the vendor meets the FPCS requirements mentioned in the previous sentence and the needs of the student's ILP, families will pay out of pocket for these services and request reimbursement from FPCS.
These vendors are used for purchasing curriculum books, supplies, online courses, etc...Most items can be either reimbursed or requisitioned unless otherwise noted in the OLS. If you are unable to locate a vendor in the OLS or on our website, please contact our vendor specialist.