HB 242: "An Act relating to funding for digital learning as a component of public school funding."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 242 01 "An Act relating to funding for digital learning as a component of public school 02 funding." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 14.17.420(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) As a component of public school funding, a district is eligible for special 06 needs and digital learning funding and may be eligible for intensive services funding 07 as follows: 08 (1) special needs funding is available to a district to assist the district 09 in providing special education, gifted and talented education, vocational education, 10 and bilingual education services to its students; a special needs funding factor of 1.20 11 shall be applied as set out in AS 14.17.410(b)(1); 12 (2) in addition to the special needs funding for which a district is 13 eligible under (1) of this subsection, a district is eligible for intensive services funding 14 for each special education student who needs and receives intensive services and is
01 enrolled on the last day of the count period; for each such student, intensive services 02 funding is equal to the intensive student count multiplied by 13; 03 (3) in addition to the special needs and intensive services funding 04 available under (1) and (2) of this subsection, digital learning funding is available 05 to assist districts in providing a full range of digital technology solutions that 06 include interactive white boards, mobile devices, tablets, laptops, software, and 07 direct technical support services for students who are enrolled in grades 08 kindergarten through 12; a digital learning funding factor of 1.005 shall be 09 applied as set out in AS 14.17.410(b)(1); in this paragraph, "digital learning" 10 excludes costs associated with administrative services. 11 * Sec. 2. AS 14.17.440(a) is amended to read: 12 (a) Except as provided in AS 14.17.400(b), funding for state boarding schools 13 established under AS 14.16.010 includes an allocation from the public education fund 14 in an amount calculated by 15 (1) determining the ADM of state boarding schools by applying the 16 school size factor to the student count as described in AS 14.17.450; 17 (2) multiplying the number obtained under (1) of this subsection by the 18 special needs factor in AS 14.17.420(a)(1) and the digital learning funding factor 19 set out in AS 14.17.420(a)(3) and multiplying that product by the base student 20 allocation; and 21 (3) multiplying the product determined under (2) of this subsection by 22 the district cost factor that is applicable to calculation of the state aid for the adjacent 23 school district under AS 14.17.460.