HB 104 - Alaska Performance Scholarship: the bill is ready to be transmitted to the governor, and the speaker's office is just waiting for Governor Parnell to request the bill. Staff in the governor's office said he will probably request the bill sometime in the next month.
AKLN, the Alaska Learning Network has been reorganized and will continue to offer classes to Alaska students, despite lack of direct funding from the Alaska State Legislature. AKLN is no longer offering generic courses from K-12, but is now offering 21 Alaskan-based courses from 12 sponsoring school districts.
Governor Parnell signed the FY 13 budgets Monday, May 14, including SB 182 and the General Obligation Bond bill, and held a press conference to review his vetoes. Education items vetoed were all related to early learning:
The House Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on the operating and mental health budgets next week. There is a two-minute time limit on testimony. Here is the schedule on when you can testify from your community: Tuesday: