00 SENATE BILL NO. 126
01 "An Act relating to consolidation of school districts; and providing for an effective
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 14.12.010 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
05 (b) When school districts consolidate under AS 14.12.027, the consolidated
06 school district is a city school district, borough school district, or regional educational
07 attendance area under (a) of this section as provided in AS 14.12.027(d).
08 * Sec. 2. AS 14.12 is amended by adding a new section to article 1 to read:
09 Sec. 14.12.027. Consolidation of school districts. (a) Notwithstanding any
10 other provision of law, the department shall consolidate school districts in the state
11 from 54 school districts in the state to 18 school districts in the state. Consolidation of
12 school districts in regional educational attendance areas must be based on common
13 geographic or cultural needs, as determined by the department.
14 (b) A term of a member of a school board of a school district that is
01 consolidated under (a) of this section terminates when a new school board is
03 (c) A contract, right, liability, obligation, record, equipment, or other property
04 of a school district consolidated under this section shall be transferred to the
05 consolidated school district.
06 (d) If a regional educational attendance area and a city school district
07 consolidate, the resulting school district is a city school district. If a regional
08 educational attendance area and a borough school district consolidate, the resulting
09 school district is a borough school district. If a city school district and a borough
10 school district consolidate, the resulting school district has the same designation as the
11 school district with the higher ADM, as reported under AS 14.17.500.
12 (e) In this section, "school district" means a city or borough school district or a
13 regional educational attendance area.
14 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 2020.