HB 16: "An Act relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs and to funding for school districts from which boarding students come; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 16 01 "An Act relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding 02 programs and to funding for school districts from which boarding students come; and 03 providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 14.16 is amended by adding a new section to read: 06 Article 2. School Districts Operating Boarding Programs. 07 Sec. 14.16.200. State funding for districts operating secondary school 08 boarding programs. (a) A district that began operating a secondary school boarding 09 program before January 1, 2005, is eligible to receive reimbursement for the costs 10 incurred by the district in operating that program. To be eligible for reimbursement 11 for costs, the district secondary school boarding program must provide a suitable 12 student dormitory licensed under AS 47.35.015(h) and daily access to a public school 13 offering the appropriate grade level. 14 (b) Costs that may be claimed by a district for reimbursement under (a) of this
01 section are 02 (1) one round trip between the student's community of residence and 03 the school during the school year if the district expends money for the trip; and 04 (2) a per-pupil stipend determined by the department on a regional 05 basis. 06 (c) In this section, 07 (1) "district" has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990; 08 (2) "district secondary school boarding program" means a public 09 school operated for a full school year by a district in which domiciliary services are 10 provided for students in grades nine through 12. 11 * Sec. 2. AS 14.17.905 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 12 (c) Notwithstanding (a)(1) of this section, a community with an ADM of less 13 than 10 shall be counted as a school if the ADM would be at least 10 if each student 14 from the community who is enrolled in a district secondary school boarding program 15 outside of the student's community and operated under AS 14.16.200 were counted as 16 a student in the community. 17 * Sec. 3. AS 14.16.200 and AS 14.17.905(c) are repealed July 1, 2010. 18 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 2005.