2017 Legislative Priorities

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is the district's comprehensive multi-year plan to increase student achievement.


Destination 2020 and the fiscal outlook for education statewide lay a clear picture of where we must place our attention this legislative session. Decisions made during this session will have an impact on the future of education across Alaska.


Dr. Deena Bishop is working toward the School Board’s Destination 2020 goals and has several efforts underway this year, some of which include:

  • Updating the organizational structure to create more support for schools
  • Shifting education programs in order to provide best education possible for special needs students
  • Implementing new school safety procedures
  • Building leadership capacity in principals and administrators to better support education
  • Exploring innovative practices to increase student opportunities and choice
  • Development of Innovations Committee
  • Addressing policies and practices to standardize efforts across the district
  • Encouraging a more diverse student body to challenge themselves in Advanced Placement courses



BSA Formula

Maintain current funding and examine the district cost factor within the BSA formula, as the cost disparities among districts may no longer exist

Debt Reimbursement

Eliminate moratorium and maintain funding reimbursement on existing bond debt to provide equity across communities statewide


Restore funding to pupil transportation discontinued when the inflation-proofing law sunset on June 30, 2016


Hold steady and expand funding for preschool programs

Adequate funding

Provide adequate and reliable funding of education to allow districts to plan efficiently and responsibly

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