Anchorage School Board

Creating a high performing district

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School board documents are now available through BoardDocs. Documents prior to October 2012 are in the board archives. Board committee information is available under the "Library" tab. Policies are also now available under the "Policies" tab.



The Anchorage School Board is a municipal-wide elected body with governance responsibility for the Anchorage School District. As a governance board, it is our responsibility to:

  1. set a clear direction for the district;
  2. empower and hold accountable the superintendent for implementing our direction and managing district operations;
  3. develop and adopt policies and budgets that support and implement the board’s direction; and
  4. model the professionalism and degree of effort they expect from students, families and staff.


Destination 2020

Destination 2020 is the district’s comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase student achievement. It is built on the district’s mission, vision and core values as outlined by the school board.



Beginning with the Board Meeting on August 3, the Anchorage School Board will follow a new time schedule. The Board meets twice a month using the following format:


  • 3-5 p.m. Work session in the boardroom
  • 5-6 p.m. Regular meeting - executive/early session in conference room 150
  • 6:30 p.m. Regular meeting – late session in the boardroom


The early and late sessions of the regular meeting are broadcast live on ASD-TV both online or on cable channel 14. Audio from the work session and video from the regular meetings are available on-demand through ASD-TV's website. On-demand availability is delayed a day or more due to the processing time required.


‌Testify before the board

You may sign up to testify, in person or telephonically, on an agenda item or other topic not on the agenda. There are two opportunities to testify during board meetings: At the beginning and end of each session. Speaking time is limited to three minutes.


School board meetings are held at the ASD Education Center, 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd., unless otherwise noted. An assistive listening system is available for use in the school board meeting room. To obtain headsets and information, call 907-742-4312.




 School board 12-month planning calendar 2015-16


Meetings are at the ASD Education Center, 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd. unless listed elsewhere.


Nov. 20  9-10 a.m. Special School Board Meeting, Executive Session (ARO) Conference room 150
  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Special School Board Meeting (ARO) Conference room 150
Nov. 23 2-3:30 p.m. Policy & Governance Committee Meeting (ARO) Conference room 150
  6-8 p.m. Community Budget Discussion Hanshew Middle School
Nov. 26-27   Thanksgiving Holiday / District Offices Closed  
Nov. 30 6-8 p.m. Community Budget Discussion Gruening Middle School
Dec. 1 6-8 p.m. Community Budget Discussion  Wendler Middle School 
Dec. 3 1-2:30 p.m.  Budget & Audit Committee Meeting (ARO)  Conference room 150 
  3-5 p.m.  Work Session (ARO)  Boardroom 
  5-6 p.m.  Executive/Early Session (ARO)   Conference room 150 
  6:30 p.m.  Regular School Board Meeting (B)  Boardroom
Dec. 9  6-8 p.m.  Community Budget Discussion  Mears Middle School
Dec. 11 10 a.m. - noon Joint Meeting of the Assembly and School Board (ARO) Boardroom
Dec. 11-12   AASB Winter Boardsmanship Academy Anchorage
Dec. 14 1-2:30 p.m.  Budget & Audit Committee Meeting (ARO)   Conference room 150 
  3-5 p.m. Work Session (ARO)  Boardroom
  5-6 p.m. Executive/Early Session (ARO)   Conference room 150 
  6-6:30 p.m.    Denali Awards Reception Atrium
  6:30 p.m. Regular School Board Meeting (B)  Boardroom
Dec. 16 9-10:30 a.m.  Legislative & Communications Meeting (ARO)  Conference room 150 
Dec. 24 - Jan. 1   Winter Break - District Offices Closed  

B - broadcast on ASD-TV cable channel 14; also watch it live and on-demand at ASD-TV online

T - meeting will be taped

ARO - audio recording only

VRO - video recording only



Content last updated: November 18, 2015

Contact us


ASD Education Center
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504-3135




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Board members

List of board members and contact information

Board members do not restrict their duties to meeting hours. Each member welcomes the opportunity to listen to your ideas, concerns and hopes for the district.
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Board staff

Katy Grant
School board secretary


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CalculatorOffice of Management & Budget

The financial plan reflects the district's best effort to provide high-quality education to every student while reducing expenditures to match flat revenues, sustaining strategic initiatives and realigning the district on direct classroom instruction.


Acronyms & Terms

Confused about acronyms or terms used in the Anchorage School District? Download our  Acronyms & Terms Dictionary, or browse the dictionary on our Parents page.


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