Legislature(2013 - 2014)

2014-04-21 Senate Journal

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2014-04-21                     Senate Journal                      Page 2723
HB 278                                                                                                                        
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 278(FIN) am S "An                                                                           
Act relating to the exemption from jury service for certain teachers;                                                           
relating to the powers of the Department of Education and Early                                                                 
Development; relating to high school course credit earned through                                                               
assessment; relating to school performance reports; relating to                                                                 
assessments and accountability standards; providing for funding for                                                             
Internet services; relating to the secondary school competency                                                                  
examination and related requirements; relating to charter schools and                                                           
student transportation; establishing a grant program to be administered                                                         
by the Association of Alaska School Boards for the purchase of                                                                  
student equipment and technology services; establishing a public                                                                
school grant program for innovative approaches to learning; relating to                                                         
correspondence study programs, funding, and student allotments;                                                                 
relating to residential school applications; increasing the stipend for                                                         
boarding school students; relating to school construction bond debt                                                             
reimbursement; relating to the local contribution to public school                                                              
funding; relating to funding of and reporting by Alaska technical and                                                           
vocational education programs; relating to earning high school credit                                                           
for completion of vocational education courses offered by institutions                                                          
receiving technical and vocational education program funding; relating                                                          
to schools operated by a federal agency; relating to education tax                                                              
credits; establishing an optional municipal tax exemption for privately                                                         
owned real property rented or leased for use as a charter school;                                                               
requiring the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to provide for                                                             
studies on the school size factor and the school district cost factor for                                                       

2014-04-21                     Senate Journal                      Page 2724
public education funding and for a study on school staff salary and                                                             
benefits; requiring the Department of Education and Early                                                                       
Development to report to the legislature on school design and                                                                   
construction; establishing a pilot project for public middle schools;                                                           
and providing for an effective date" was engrossed, signed by the                                                               
President and Secretary and returned to the House for consideration.