Anchorage School District
The pathway to achieving the School Board’s goals includes a number of priorities and will require a close collaboration and partnership with the Alaska State Legislature.
Provide fair, predictable and proactive funding.
- Fund study to reassess District Cost Differential in BSA metric
- Maintain responsible distribution of COVID relief funds
- Maintain transportation funding at true costs for service
- Support equitable access to digital learning and connectivity
Renew commitment to student wellness, mental health and safety by aggressively supporting practices that support the whole student.
- Social Emotional Learning
- Trauma informed practices
- Mental health
- Restorative justice practices
Support foundational instructional programs and rigorous standards to ensure Alaskan students are set up for success in life.
- Continue prioritizing Pre-K, Literacy and Ready-to-Learn programs
- Increase the length of Alaska’s instructional year to stay on par with other states
- Lengthen the state-directed minimum school day
The Anchorage School Board’s priorities are nested with their newly adopted District Goals and Guardrails:
Reading Proficiency Beginning September 2020, the percentage of third-grade students proficient in reading on the state summative test (currently PEAKS) will increase from 40% to 80% by May 2026.
Math Proficiency Beginning September 2020, the percentage of students in grades 3–9 proficient in mathematics on the state summative assessment (currently PEAKS) will increase from 40% to 55% by May 2026.
Life, College, Career Ready Beginning with the Freshman Class in September 2020, the percentage of high school students Life Ready and College and/or Career Ready will increase from___% in Spring 2021 to ___% in Spring 2026 (Percentages to be determined).
Guardrails are based on the community’s values and are aligned with the vision and goals. A guardrail is an operational action or class of actions, usually strategic not tactical, the Superintendent may not use or allow in pursuit of the District’s student outcome goals.
- Superintendent will not leave student groups underrepresented in lottery/application-based programs.
- Superintendent will not operate without a diverse or culturally responsive workforce.
- Superintendent will not allow unsatisfactory employee performance to go unidentified or unaddressed.
- Superintendent will not operate elementary schools without mental health services.
Share your thoughts on school funding and what you value in public education.
- Share a public opinion message with all legislators: www.legis.state.ak.us/poms
- Email the governor and legislators: gov.alllegislators@Alaska.gov
- Contact your area’s elected representatives: http://myneighborhood.muni.org
If you believe there are cost-saving measures which ASD has not addressed, email the school board at email@example.com.