A report on the first prefiled bills released today.
Someone asked a question earlier this week about what the BSA will be for FY16. The BSA is what was passed in HB 278 last year - $5,880 for FY16 and $5,930 for FY17. The amount for FY16 was forward funded last session.
As to any predictions about what might occur regarding education funding during the upcoming session,
At a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Bill Walker said he may keep Dept. of Education & Early Development Commissioner Mark Hanley and Dept. of Environmental Commissioner Larry Hartig in his administration. He also discussed his budget process and education funding. See the full report here.
Someone just informed me of two more members of the Education Subcommittee for the Transition Team: they are Alyse Galvin of Great Alaska Schools and Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, former state representative, and member of what turned out to be the ineffectual House Sustainable Education Task Force (a characterization I think he would agree with).