Anchorage School District
Alaska’s Education Investment for ASD:
Building a Pathway to Success
Support foundational instructional programs and rigorous standards to ensure Alaskan students’ outcomes prepare them for success in life.
- Continue prioritizing Pre-K, Reading, and Ready-to-Learn programs, including a focus at the University of Alaska on the science of reading
- Increase the length of Alaska’s instructional year to stay on par with other states
- Lengthen the state-directed minimum school day
Provide fair, predictable and proactive funding.
- Focus on recruitment and retention of high-quality educators by investing in defined benefits and value of sick leave
- Grow Base Student Allocation (BSA) on a yearly basis in line with actual inflationary costs
- Fund study to reassess the District Cost Factor in the BSA metric
- Maintain transportation funding at true costs for service
Renew commitment to student wellness, mental health, and safety by aggressively supporting practices that support the whole student.
- Mental and behavioral health
- Trauma Informed practices
- Social Emotional Learning
- Restorative justice practices
The Anchorage School Board’s priorities are directly informed by these 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.
Beginning with the Freshman Class in September 2020, the percentage of high school students Life Ready and College and/or Career Ready will increase to 90% in Spring 2026.
Superintendent will not leave student groups underrepresented in lottery/ application-based programs.
Superintendent will not operate without a plan to develop 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.