HCR 8: Designating September 1 - 7, 2015, as Quality Pre-Kindergarten through High School Week.
00 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8 01 Designating September 1 - 7, 2015, as Quality Pre-Kindergarten through High School 02 Week. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS the state needs to work to improve access to voluntary pre-kindergarten 05 programs because pre-kindergarten programs increase graduation rates, college attendance, 06 and earnings, and reduce costs associated with crime and welfare; and 07 WHEREAS every student in the state should have access to an effective education; 08 and 09 WHEREAS citizens across the state agree that continuing to improve the quality of 10 education from voluntary pre-kindergarten through high school is an issue of importance to 11 the state's leaders; and 12 WHEREAS the state recognizes the critical role that an effective and accountable 13 system of education plays in preparing children in the state to be successful adults; and 14 WHEREAS the state has a multitude of high quality traditional public schools, public 15 charter schools, public statewide and district correspondence programs, home schooling 16 support programs, and nonpublic schools; and
01 WHEREAS the state has many high quality, dedicated teaching professionals in all 02 types of educational environments; and 03 WHEREAS it is important for parents in the state to explore and identify the best 04 educational options available to their children; and 05 WHEREAS the Constitution of the State of Alaska prohibits the diversion of public 06 school funding for use by private educational institutions; and 07 WHEREAS the state should seek ways to reduce class sizes in public schools that 08 have class sizes that are too large; 09 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature designates September 1 - 7, 10 2015, as Quality Pre-Kindergarten through High School Week.