HB 67: "An Act making a special appropriation from the general fund for K-12 public schools to support student recovery from academic losses as a result of COVID-19; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 67 01 "An Act making a special appropriation from the general fund for K-12 public schools 02 to support student recovery from academic losses as a result of COVID-19; and 03 providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDING AND INTENT. The legislature finds that public 06 schools in the state need financial support to help K-12 students recover from academic losses 07 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including impairment of academic progress toward 08 reading and math grade-level proficiency standards, widening achievement gaps, loss of high 09 school credit, and an increase in social and emotional needs. It is the intent of the legislature 10 that school districts report to the Department of Education and Early Development not later 11 than January 15, 2022, on use of funds appropriated under sec. 2 of this Act and that the 12 Department of Education and Early Development compile and submit a report containing the 13 information to the chief clerk of the house of representatives and senate secretary not later 14 than January 31, 2022, and notify the legislature that the report is available.
01 * Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT. The sum of 02 $20,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education and Early 03 Development to be distributed as grants to school districts to support student recovery from 04 academic losses as a result of COVID-19 according to the average daily membership for each 05 district adjusted under AS 14.17.410(b)(1)(A) - (D) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. 06 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 2021.