Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

04/03/2017 08:00 AM EDUCATION

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           SB 96-EDUCATION: SCHOOLS/TEACHERS/FUNDING                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
12:06:18 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HUGHES brought the meeting back  to order at 12:06 p.m. and                                                               
announced that the final order of business would be SB 96.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
12:06:43 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR GIESSEL  moved to  adopt the  CS for  SB 96,  labeled 30-                                                               
LS0452\M, as the working document.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HUGHES objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
12:07:12 PM                                                                                                                   
JOSHUA  HUGHES,  Staff,  Senator  Shelley  Hughes,  Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  presented  changes  in  SB 96  from  version  T  to                                                               
version M.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
      1. Page 1, Lines 1-12: Multiple changes were made to                                                                      
        the title in order for the title to focus on the                                                                        
     specific issues effected by the bill.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     2. Page 3, Line 6: Adds language to allow a student to                                                                     
       challenge out of a career and technical education                                                                        
     course.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
12:08:10 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  STEVENS asked  how  to ensure  standards  are used  when                                                               
students challenge out of a course.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. BANKS said he understands that the standards will be set by                                                                 
school districts; several schools already allow this.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR STEVENS hoped there would be serious standards.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
12:08:58 PM                                                                                                                   
MR. BANKS described the third change:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     3. Page 3, Line 11 through  Page 4, Line 21: Changes to                                                                    
     the annual report filed by  school districts in Section                                                                    
     5 of  Version T are  deleted. Language is added  to the                                                                    
     report  required by  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                    
     Early Development  (DEED) in order for  DEED to compile                                                                    
     information  reported  on   by  school  districts.  The                                                                    
     ratios  to  be  reported  on  in  Version  T  are  also                                                                    
     reported on  in Version  M: •  Administrative employees                                                                    
     to students                                                                                                                
     • Administrative employees to teachers                                                                                     
     • Teachers to students                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     DEED  will send  this  report to  school districts  who                                                                    
     will make  available to the  public the portion  of the                                                                    
     report relating  to their district on  their website or                                                                    
     by  another easily  accessible method.  "Administrative                                                                    
     employee" is  defined as  a certificated  employee that                                                                    
     does  not  provide  direct  classroom  instruction  for                                                                    
     students.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
12:10:27 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HUGHES asked what page it is on.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. HUGHES said page 4, lines 19-21.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
12:10:47 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR BEGICH brought up the issue of some employees being                                                                     
federal employees.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
12:11:21 PM                                                                                                                   
MR. BANKS agreed that they had discussed it and it was                                                                          
inadvertently left out of Version M.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
12:11:42 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HUGHES said that Department of Education and Early                                                                        
Development (DEED) could address that.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
12:12:00 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR BEGICH said it was inadvertent and we will figure it                                                                    
out.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
12:12:17 PM                                                                                                                   
MR. BANKS turned to the fourth change:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     4. Page 5, Line 12:  The pooling of health insurance is                                                                    
     taken   out  of   the  definition   of  "administrative                                                                    
     services"  under AS  14.14.110  in order  to avoid  the                                                                    
     possibility of  the State  requiring districts  to pool                                                                    
     health insurance.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
12:13:36 PM                                                                                                                   
MR. BANKS reported on the fifth and sixth changes:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     5. Page  6, Line 3:  The reference to  a self-insurance                                                                    
     policy under  AS 39.30.091 is  deleted as this  type of                                                                    
     health insurance  is only  offered to  State employees.                                                                    
     The cooperative grant can still  be used for a district                                                                    
     to  participate  in  a group  health  insurance  policy                                                                    
     under AS 39.30.090.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     6. Page  6, Line 13:  Sections 10  and 11 of  Version T                                                                    
     are deleted.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
12:14:31 PM                                                                                                                   
MR. BANKS described the seventh change:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     7. Page  13, Line 11: Sections  20 and 21 in  Version T                                                                    
     is  deleted relating  to the  utilization of  income of                                                                    
     the Public School Trust Fund.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
12:15:12 PM                                                                                                                   
He said in the eighth change a new section is added:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     8. Page  13, Lines 25-30:  Adds a new  section relating                                                                    
     to   the  Public   School  Trust   Fund  allowing   the                                                                    
     Legislature to  appropriate 4.75% of the  Fund's market                                                                    
     value.   This   section    also   requires   that   the                                                                    
     appropriation  be used  only for  supporting the  state                                                                    
     public school  program and to cover  the administrative                                                                    
     costs of the fund.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
12:15:37 PM                                                                                                                   
He described the ninth change:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     9. Page  14, Line 14:  AS 37.14.140 is repealed  as the                                                                    
     additional section added under  point 8 directs how the                                                                    
     Public School Trust Fund appropriations may be spent.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
12:15:55 PM                                                                                                                   
MR. BANKS described the last change:                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     10.  Page  14,  Line  15  through  Page  15,  Line  15:                                                                    
     Requires  DEED to  analyze schools  that are  under 70%                                                                    
     capacity and  within 25  miles by road  of one  or more                                                                    
     schools within  the same district.  The report  will be                                                                    
     due by  the beginning  of the 2018  Legislative Session                                                                    
     and  will look  at the  feasibility of  merging schools                                                                    
     within  a  district  with consideration  given  to  the                                                                    
     following variables:                                                                                                       
     • If  merging schools  would result in  overcrowding of                                                                    
     schools.                                                                                                                   
     •   If   facility   design  for   each   school   under                                                                    
     consideration will be appropriate  for all grade levels                                                                    
     within the schools under consideration.                                                                                    
     • The  estimated savings and costs  associated with the                                                                    
     merging of schools.                                                                                                        
     •  Any legal  and financial  liabilities that  a school                                                                    
     district and the  state could incur due  to the closure                                                                    
     of a school.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
12:17:35 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  STEVENS   had  concerns   about  merging   schools  with                                                               
different grade levels.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BANKS explained  that  the school  design  and remodel  cost                                                               
would be considered, as stated on page 15.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  STEVENS  assumed  there  would be  separation  of  grade                                                               
levels.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. BANKS agreed that could be considered.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
12:18:50 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR BEGICH  clarified that Commissioner Johnson  expressed an                                                               
interest in addressing all of  those factors over the interim and                                                               
then reporting back in order  to prevent unintended consequences.                                                               
The section provides for that to happen.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. BANKS said  that was correct. The purpose of  the analysis is                                                               
to avoid any unintended consequences.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
12:19:47 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HUGHES said the department is reaching out to districts                                                                   
and may travel to districts to assess facilities. She encouraged                                                                
districts to bring their concerns to the department.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
12:20:19 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR HUGHES removed her objection.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HUGHES held SB 96 in committee.                                                                                           

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 64 Letter of Support Decoding Dyslexia.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Letter of Support MGingras.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Letter of Support Kilpatrick.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Letter of Support Reading Write.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Public Support Additional Documents.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Sponsor.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB64 CT_reading_plan.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB64 Fiscal Note LEG-COU-O2-23-17.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB64 Letter of Support Council on Disabilities.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB64 Letter of Support IDA.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB64 Letter of Support NAACP.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
CS HB64.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Additional Letters of Support.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 AMP Results.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
HB 64 Invited Testimony Elfman Mollenkopt.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
HB 64
SCR 5 - Supporting Document - PBS Article.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Legislation Ver. A.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Supporting Document - Annie E. Casey--Early Literacy.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Supporting Document - Condoleezza Letter.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SCR 5
SCR 5 - Supporting Document - Data Summary.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SCR 5
SB 96 - Supporting Document - PSTF 4.75% POMV 10 Year Lookback.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Supporting Document - Dep. of Law Molly Hootch Opinion.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Supporting Document - AASB Written Testimony.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment - Robert Picou.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Consolidated Public Comment 3.30.2017.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment - Allen McCarty.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment - Amy Lujan.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment - Anchorage School District.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment - ASD Talking Points.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Supporting Documents - 2017 School Capacity.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Opposing Document - Teamsters Local 959 Letter and Back-up Material.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment Jonathan Crocker.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment Lance Roberts.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Public Comment Melodie Wright.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Draft CS Ver. M.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96
SB 96 - Explanation of Changes - Ver. T to M.pdf SEDC 4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
SB 96