Legislature(2019 - 2020)CAPITOL 106

03/28/2019 09:00 AM EDUCATION

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09:02:10 AM Presentation: Alaska Board of Education & Early Development Annual Report
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Alaska Board of Education & Early Development
Annual Report
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
                         JOINT MEETING                                                                                        
               HOUSE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
              SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 28, 2019                                                                                         
                           9:00 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
 Representative Harriet Drummond, Co-Chair                                                                                      
 Representative Andi Story, Co-Chair                                                                                            
 Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                      
 Representative Josh Revak                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
 Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                    
 Senator Shelley Hughes, Vice Chair                                                                                             
 Senator Chris Birch                                                                                                            
 Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                           
 Senator Tom Begich                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
 Representative Grier Hopkins                                                                                                   
 Representative Tiffany Zulkosky                                                                                                
 Representative DeLena Johnson                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PRESENTATION: ALASKA BOARD OF EDUCATION & EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                     
ANNUAL REPORT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No previous action to record                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JAMES FIELDS, Chair                                                                                                             
State Board of Education & Early Development                                                                                    
Department of Education and Early Development                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented a  summary of  the State  Board of                                                             
Education & Early Development's 2018 annual report.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KEITH HAMILTON, Ph.D., First Vice Chair                                                                                         
State Board of Education & Early Development                                                                                    
Department of Education and Early Development                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented  testimony regarding the Department                                                             
of Education and Early Development budget.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL JOHNSON, Ph.D., Commissioner                                                                                            
Department of Education and Early Development                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented testimony during  the presentation                                                             
of the department's annual report.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:00:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEVENS  called the  joint meeting  of the  House Education                                                             
Standing Committee  and the  Senate Education  Standing Committee                                                               
to  order at  9:00 a.m.  Present at  the call  to order  from the                                                               
House  Education Standing  Committee were  Representatives Revak,                                                               
Story, and  Drummond. Representative Tuck arrived  as the meeting                                                               
was  in  progress. Present  from  the  Senate Education  Standing                                                               
Committee  were Senators  Birch,  Hughes,  Costello, Begich,  and                                                               
Stevens.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^PRESENTATION: Alaska Board of Education & Early Development                                                                    
Annual Report                                                                                                                   
  PRESENTATION: Alaska Board of Education & Early Development                                                               
                         Annual Report                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
[Contains discussion of HB 24]                                                                                                  
CHAIR STEVENS announced that the  only order of business would be                                                             
a  presentation  of  the  Alaska   Board  of  Education  &  Early                                                               
Development Annual Report.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
9:02:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JAMES   FIELDS,  Chair,   State  Board   of  Education   &  Early                                                               
Development, Department  of Education & Early  Development (DEED)                                                               
stated that he would summarize  the "State Board of Education and                                                               
Early   Development   Annual   Report   to   the   Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature.He    began by introducing  the members of  the State                                                               
Board  of  Education  and  Early  Development  then  reading  the                                                               
following mission statement for public education in Alaska:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mission: An excellent education for every student every day.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS shared the board's five strategic priorities:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
   • Amplify student learning                                                                                                   
   • Inspire tribal and community ownership of educational                                                                      
     excellence                                                                                                                 
   • Modernize the education system                                                                                             
   • Ensure excellent educators                                                                                                 
   • Promote safety and well-being                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS described  the following list of  measurable goals for                                                               
public education in Alaska:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
   • Support all students to read at grade level by the end of                                                                  
     third grade                                                                                                                
   • Increase career, technical, and culturally relevant                                                                        
     education to meet student and workforce needs                                                                              
   • Close the achievement gap by ensuring equitable educational                                                                
     rigor and resources                                                                                                        
   • Prepare, attract,    and   retain    effective   education                                                                 
     professionals                                                                                                              
   • Improve the safety and well-being of students through                                                                      
     school partnerships with families, communities, and tribes                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS discussed  some highlights from page 4  of the report,                                                               
focusing  on  the  need  for  world  language  expertise  in  the                                                               
classroom.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:05:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS  moved to  page 8  of the  report and  highlighted the                                                               
topic, "School  Safety Program.He    explained  that the  acts of                                                               
school  violence in  2018 served  as  a catalyst  for schools  to                                                               
bolster  crisis preparedness  and  safety programing.  Additional                                                               
safety  measures   were  implemented   this  year  to   meet  the                                                               
expectations  of parents  that  their children  will  be safe  at                                                               
school each and  every day. He said this was  even more important                                                               
to  parents  than  providing  each   student  with  an  excellent                                                               
education every day.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:06:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS  read the  final paragraph  at the  bottom of  page 9,                                                               
which read as follows:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska's   Education    Challenge   established   three                                                                    
     priority  strategies  to   advance  its  commitment  to                                                                    
     "Cultivate   Safety  and   Well-Being".  They   include                                                                    
     increasing   the   implementation   of   trauma-engaged                                                                    
     practices  in   schools,  increasing   positive  school                                                                    
     climate, and  increasing direct access  to school-based                                                                    
     nursing and counseling services  for all students. DEED                                                                    
     [Department  of Education  and  Early Development]  has                                                                    
     partnered  with  the  Council  of  Chief  State  School                                                                    
     Officers  and  the  Education  Northwest  Comprehensive                                                                    
     Center  to  create formal  goals  and  action steps  to                                                                    
     implement  these priority  strategies  between now  and                                                                    
     2025.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:06:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FIELDS  directed attention  to  page  11  and the  topic  of                                                               
"Implementing the  Every Student Succeeds Act  (ESSA).  He shared                                                               
that  Alaska's plan  to implement  the Act  was approved  by U.S.                                                               
Education Secretary  Betsy DeVos. This approval  was required for                                                               
Alaska  to  continue  to receive  approximately  $80  million  in                                                               
federal funding each year to support public schools in Alaska.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS read the following highlights of Alaska's ESSA plan:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
   • Setting goals for each school and district to reduce the                                                                   
     number of non-proficient students by half in ten years, for                                                                
     all student groups                                                                                                         
   • Providing flexibility for the State and districts to target                                                                
     strategies for school improvement based on the unique needs                                                                
     of each school                                                                                                             
   • Measuring and rewarding both academic performance and                                                                      
     growth for all students                                                                                                    
   • Reporting rates of chronic student absenteeism to encourage                                                                
     statewide discussions about its impacts on student learning                                                                
   • Reporting per-pupil spending at the school and district                                                                    
     level to increase financial transparency                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FIELDS   briefly  reviewed   the  topic   "Other  Department                                                               
Functions."  Entities housed  under  the  department include  Mt.                                                               
Edgecumbe  High School;  Alaska State  Council on  the Arts;  the                                                               
Division of  Libraries, Archives,  and Museums;  and Professional                                                               
Teaching Practices Commission.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS concluded  the report summary by  sharing student data                                                               
on graduation and  dropout rates from page 15.  This shows 4-year                                                               
graduation  rates increasing  from  68 percent  in  2011 to  78.5                                                               
percent in 2018. He described this as the right trajectory.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:09:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  STEVENS asked  how the  goals  and projects  of the  State                                                               
Board of  Education &  Early Development  could be  achieved with                                                               
the governor's budget cuts to DEED.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FIELDS  replied that  for  himself  it's an  opportunity  to                                                               
continue  to  move  Alaska's education  challenges  forward,  but                                                               
without a budget he could only commit to doing his best.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:11:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BIRCH asked if he  was aware of the conflicting testimony                                                               
about  the percent  of education  funding that  goes towards  the                                                               
classroom.  The  committee  heard   credible  testimony  that  75                                                               
percent of education funding went  to the classroom but anecdotal                                                               
reports indicate  that only  50 percent of  the dollars  spent on                                                               
public education  go into the  classroom. He asked Mr.  Fields if                                                               
he a sense of which end of the spectrum was accurate.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS replied  that he had not looked  specifically at those                                                               
statewide numbers. He related that  in his school district, which                                                               
is an REAA,  about 68 percent of the public  education money goes                                                               
to the classroom.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:12:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BEGICH explained  that the difference in  the numbers can                                                               
be  attributed   to  an  apples   and  oranges   comparison.  The                                                               
administration counted more than  direct classroom instruction to                                                               
come  up  with   the  70  percent  number.  He   noted  that  the                                                               
superintendents had clarified that point.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BEHICH  highlighted that  the board  is quasi-independent                                                               
and is charged with writing its  own budget. He asked whether the                                                               
board  intended to  write its  own  budget next  year instead  of                                                               
accepting the budget presented by the governor.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS  replied that  he was recently  presented with  a memo                                                               
from Assistant  Attorney General Luann Weyhrauch  that stated the                                                               
board's vote  in approving  the budget crafted  by the  Office of                                                               
the Governor  was simply  symbolic. Therefore,  the board  has no                                                               
real way to affect the budget.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BEGICH noted that his request  for a copy of the memo had                                                               
thus far gone unanswered. He  then asked, "If it's just symbolic,                                                               
why do we have a board of education?                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:16:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KEITH  HAMILTON,   Ph.D.,  First  Vice  Chair,   State  Board  of                                                               
Education &  Early Development, Department  of Education  & Early                                                               
Development, replied  to Senator Begich  that during his  time on                                                               
the board  they were  asked to  "check off"  the DEED  budget. He                                                               
read  the following  line  from the  memo  from Luann  Weyhrauch:                                                               
 Such a  vote would solely  be a  symbolic statement in  light of                                                               
the  governor's responsibility  under  the Alaska  constitution."                                                               
He said  he wished the board  had more input in  the process, but                                                               
it was not given that opportunity.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:18:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  BEGICH discussed  his service  on  the Juvenile  Justice                                                               
Commission under  five governors.  When a  governor in  his party                                                               
made decisions  about juvenile justice  that was not  informed by                                                               
the group, he  asked that governor to either  allow the committee                                                               
to exercise its responsibility or  ask the committee to leave. In                                                               
that case,  the governor  relented and  allowed the  committee to                                                               
fulfill its  responsibilities. He asked  that the State  Board of                                                               
Education  & Early  Development exercise  direction, provide  the                                                               
legislature guidance, and  continue to do so even in  the face of                                                               
resistance.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
DR. HAMILTON responded that the  State Board of Education & Early                                                               
Development  was  one  of  the  DEED  commissioner's  supervisory                                                               
groups. He explained that once  the commissioner has a budget the                                                               
board  would encourage  him  to work  and  succeed with  whatever                                                               
funding was allocated.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:21:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEVENS requested copies of  the Department of Law memo for                                                               
committee members.  He stated that  the legislature looks  to the                                                               
State Board  of Education &  Early Development for  leadership in                                                               
K-12  education  and hearing  the  actions  of the  board  called                                                               
symbolic  was shocking.  He highlighted  the concerns  around the                                                               
table  about how  the  board  was being  treated.  "I'm a  little                                                               
disappointed in where  we are as a state, at  this point, if that                                                               
is the case, he said.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:22:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  HUGHES,  commenting that  she  would  like to  see  more                                                               
dollars channeled  toward classrooms, implored the  board to trim                                                               
expenses outside of the classroom.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:25:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  FIELDS  agreed  that classroom  funding  was  important  and                                                               
discussed  using  positive  peer  pressure  to  influence  school                                                               
districts to keep funding in the classroom.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:27:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  DRUMMOND  stated that  the  funding  for education  was                                                               
secure for  the next fiscal  year unless the  legislature decided                                                               
to make a change. She added that  she had read a great deal about                                                               
the  transparency  of  the  State  Board  of  Education  &  Early                                                               
Development  but was  not impressed  with how  little information                                                               
had  been forthcoming  from recent  board minutes.  She commented                                                               
that  if  the State  Board  of  Education &  Early  Development's                                                               
involvement  in the  budget process  is  strictly symbolic,  then                                                               
DEED needs  to become  more involved in  the budget  process. She                                                               
expressed hope that  the board would look at the  impact of fewer                                                               
adults in schools and the effects  on safety of the students. She                                                               
also  voiced concern  about the  ability of  school districts  to                                                               
prepare,    attract,    and    maintain    effective    education                                                               
professionals. She  expressed hope  the board  would take  a much                                                               
larger role in developing a budget next year.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:32:39 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEVENS  read the following  from a letter dated  March 27,                                                               
to  Dr. Michael  Johnson, from  Assistant Attorney  General Luann                                                               
Weyhrauch:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
        Under the Act, and the Alaska Constitution, the                                                                         
       creation of a budget proposal for submittal to the                                                                       
     legislature is  the responsibility of the  governor not                                                                    
     the  department or  the state  board. At  the time  the                                                                    
     governor  has prepared  and submitted  a budget  to the                                                                    
     legislature, the  budget proposal is under  the control                                                                    
     of the governor,  not the state board.  The state board                                                                    
     certainly has  the authority in its  discretion to take                                                                    
     a  vote   approving  or  disapproving   the  governor's                                                                    
     budget.  Such  a  vote  would   be  solely  a  symbolic                                                                    
     statement  in light  of  the governor's  responsibility                                                                    
     under the Alaska constitution and the Act.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEVENS stated that the legislature looks to the                                                                          
board for leadership in education while recognizing that                                                                        
leadership is never easy.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:34:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR STORY  observed that the  legislature and the  board are                                                               
the advocates for the children.  She continued by saying "what we                                                               
do and what  we legislate, impacts every child's  day." She asked                                                               
what  the findings  were on  a safety  gap-analysis conducted  by                                                               
DEED during the past year.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:38:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL JOHNSON,  PhD, Commissioner, Department of  Education and                                                               
Early Development, expressed appreciation  for the opportunity to                                                               
listen  to the  interaction  between the  two bodies.  Addressing                                                               
Representative Story's  question, he explained that  the analysis                                                               
was anecdotal and  had been done a few years  ago for the purpose                                                               
of looking  at safety  upgrades to  buildings. A  second analysis                                                               
was done  last summer to  look at  how those safety  upgrades may                                                               
have impacted safety and what new  gaps or threats may exist now.                                                               
Staff   at  the   department  called   superintendents  for   the                                                               
information so the cost of the analysis was not measurable.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:40:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  BEGICH asked  the  board to  look at  the  high cost  of                                                               
energy in  rural school districts  and to propose what  it thinks                                                               
the vision for education should be.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:41:53 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  observed  that  the  state  school  board's                                                               
proposal for the  budget historically was respected.  He said the                                                               
assistant   attorney  general's   statement   that  the   boards                                                                
budgetary power is  symbolic was disrespectful and  caused him to                                                               
look up the statute, Sec. 14.07.150. It reads as follows:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Sec. 14.07.150. Budget and fiscal authority.                                                                             
     The commissioner  has responsibility and  authority for                                                                    
     the preparation and  execution of a budget  and for the                                                                    
     other fiscal affairs of the  department, subject to the                                                                    
     approval of the board.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK said  he understands  that  the governor  is                                                               
ultimately  responsible for  the budget,  but he  would be  doing                                                               
more research because  he respects the roles  of the commissioner                                                               
and the board.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:44:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  DRUMMOND said  the line  in  the memo  that reads  "the                                                               
responsibility  and   authority  of  the  commissioner   for  the                                                               
preparation and  execution of a  budget and for the  other fiscal                                                               
affairs   of  the department" is not for  the foundation formula,                                                               
base  student allocation,  or any  other  funding. She  explained                                                               
that fiscal impacts  apply to the department,  not the classrooms                                                               
in  the over  500  schools in  Alaska.  She went  on  to say  the                                                               
department has  taken many cuts in  the last few years  and could                                                               
not  continue to  provide  the top-level  service  they had  been                                                               
providing to school  districts if they were  to endure additional                                                               
cuts. She suggested looking at what budget the memo references.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:46:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BIRCH suggested that the  board look at health care costs                                                               
during its  upcoming retreat  to address  extraordinary increases                                                               
in costs.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:47:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COSTELLO  wondered why  the board  of education  needed a                                                               
statute to  weigh in on whether  it supports or does  not support                                                               
the governors proposed education budget.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:48:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS  said he believes  the founders of the  state intended                                                               
for the  board to  be non-political. He  shared his  concern that                                                               
with the legislature having one  opinion regarding the budget and                                                               
the governor having  another, the board could  become a political                                                               
pawn if  it decided  to take  a vote  on the  governor's proposed                                                               
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:50:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEVENS described the situation  as problematic because the                                                               
legislature looks to the board  for leadership. He said the board                                                               
had not  been forthcoming  about the budget  but he  realized the                                                               
political situation  the board  is in. He  continued to  say that                                                               
long ago he decided to do the  right thing even if it resulted in                                                               
his  getting thrown  out  of  office. He  opined  that the  board                                                               
needed to do the right thing.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:51:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COSTELLO  commented that the  State Board of  Education &                                                               
Early Development  appears to be  comprised of the  only Alaskans                                                               
that don't have  an opinion regarding the budget  proposed by the                                                               
governor.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:51:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR DRUMMOND said  she wondered why the board's  vote on the                                                               
budget was tabled so she  appreciates Mr. Field's perspective. At                                                               
the same  time, she also  appreciates Senator  Costello's comment                                                               
about Alaskans'  opinions on the  governor's budget.  She related                                                               
that after  hearing from hundreds  of Alaskans around  the state,                                                               
she  would  estimate   that  95  percent  were   opposed  to  the                                                               
governor's budget, particularly in the area of education.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:52:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  said (indisc.   technical  difficulties). He                                                               
stated that  we're all in this  together so we need  to hear from                                                               
each other, and we need to have the expected leadership rise up.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:53:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  STORY  asked  Mr.  Fields about  the  need  to  support                                                               
language immersion programs and his  thoughts on HB 24 that would                                                               
not allow  districts to  employ individuals who  did not  have an                                                               
endorsement  in  the subject  areas  for  which they  applied  to                                                               
teach.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:54:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS  answered that the  board supports  language immersion                                                               
programs  and it  was  his belief  that HB  24  would expand  the                                                               
options for schools regarding immersion programs.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:54:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR BIRCH asked Mr. Fields if  he would like to introduce the                                                               
board members.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS introduced  board members who had been  sitting in the                                                               
audience.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:56:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR STORY  encouraged the State  Board of Education  & Early                                                               
Development  to  meet  with  the  Association  of  Alaska  School                                                               
Boards.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:57:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HUGHES  commented that she respected  Mr. Fields  opinion                                                               
that the board remain non-political.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:59:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR STORY  expressed the sentiment that  student achievement                                                               
and  communication  was important  and  encouraged  the board  to                                                               
consider a communications plan during its retreat.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:00:45 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. FIELDS  expressed appreciation for the  opportunity to appear                                                               
before the committee and hear their comments.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:02:23 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business  before the committees, the joint                                                               
meeting  of the  House and  Senate Education  Standing Committees                                                               
adjourned at 10:02 a.m.                                                                                                         

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SEDC_Presentation_2019 State Board of Education Annual Report_28March2019.pdf SEDC 3/28/2019 9:00:00 AM
Alaksa State Board of Education & Early Development - Annual Report - March 28, 2019