SB 57: "An Act relating to parental involvement in education; adjusting pupil transportation funding; amending the time required for employers to give tenured teachers notification of their nonretention; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 57 01 "An Act relating to parental involvement in education; adjusting pupil transportation 02 funding; amending the time required for employers to give tenured teachers notification 03 of their nonretention; and providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 06 Sec. 14.03.072. Kindergarten through grade three; parent information. (a) 07 The department shall annually provide to parents and guardians of students enrolled in 08 kindergarten through grade three in a public school in the state current information on 09 the importance of early literacy, including 10 (1) intervention strategies; 11 (2) home literacy plans; 12 (3) grade retention standards and policies for the elementary school 13 attended; 14 (4) strategies and resources to help children learn to read.
01 (b) In partnership with local media outlets, the department shall create and 02 implement a communications campaign to educate parents and guardians about the 03 importance of early literacy. The campaign shall include an Internet website that 04 provides access to current research on early literacy, book recommendations, and 05 vocabulary building exercises. 06 * Sec. 2. AS 14.09.010 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 07 (e) The per student amount available to a school district under (a) of this 08 section shall be adjusted annually on October 1 according to changes in the Consumer 09 Price Index for all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area compiled by 10 the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The reference base 11 index for an adjustment made under this subsection is the Consumer Price Index for 12 all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area compiled by the United 13 States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the years 1982 through 14 1984. 15 * Sec. 3. AS 14.20.140(a) is amended to read: 16 (a) If a teacher who has acquired tenure rights is to be laid off under 17 AS 14.20.177 or is not to be retained for the following school year, the employer shall 18 notify the teacher of the layoff or nonretention by writing, delivered before May 15 19 [MARCH 16], or by registered mail postmarked before May 15 [MARCH 16]. 20 * Sec. 4. Section 9, ch. 19, SLA 2012, is repealed. 21 * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 22 read: 23 APPLICABILITY. AS 14.20.140(a), as amended by sec. 3 of this Act, applies to a 24 contract or collective bargaining agreement that becomes legally binding on or after the 25 effective date of this Act. 26 * Sec. 6. This Act takes effect July 1, 2013.