00 Enrolled SB 57
01 Relating to parental involvement in education; adjusting pupil transportation funding;
02 amending the time required for employers to give tenured teachers notification of their
03 nonretention; and providing for an effective date.
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 Each school district shall annually provide to parents and guardians of students
08 enrolled in kindergarten through grade three in a public school in the state current
09 information on 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
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 14.20.140(a) is amended to read:
07 (a) If a teacher who has acquired tenure rights is to be laid off under
08 AS 14.20.177 or is not to be retained for the following school year, the employer shall
09 notify the teacher of the layoff or nonretention by writing, delivered before May 15
10 [MARCH 16], or by registered mail postmarked before May 15 [MARCH 16].
11 * Sec. 3. Section 9, ch. 19, SLA 2012, is repealed.
12 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
14 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ADJUSTMENT. The per student amount available to a
15 school district under AS 14.09.010(a) shall be adjusted annually on October 1 in fiscal years
16 2014, 2015, and 2016 according to changes in the Consumer Price Index for all urban
17 consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area compiled by the United States Department of
18 Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The reference base index for an adjustment made under this
19 section is the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan
20 area compiled by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the
21 years 1982 through 1984.
22 * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
24 APPLICABILITY. AS 14.20.140(a), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, applies to a
25 contract or collective bargaining agreement that becomes legally binding on or after the
26 effective date of this Act.
27 * Sec. 6. Section 4 of this Act is repealed November 1, 2015.
28 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect July 1, 2013.