Parnell's Proposed FY16 DEED Operating Budget, House Sustainable Education Task Force, ARRC Common Core Hearings

Hello, here's Parnell's proposed FY16 DEED operating budget detail.  This is NOT Governor Walker's budget, but what Parnell would have proposed for FY16.  Governor Walker's budget will most likely not be out until the first day of session.

Details on Parnell's Budget

There is a 6.4 percent reduction to the foundation program primarily because one-time grants for FY15, 16, and 17 were funded in FY15.  The Online with Libraries program (OWL) and Live Homework Help were both moved from Teaching & Learning Support to Alaska State Libraries & Museums.  

Other highlights (lowlights?) are:

  • 3.7 percent increase to pupil transportation
  • 10.6 percent increase to boarding home grants
  • No change to Youth in Detention
  • No change to Special Schools
  • No change to the Alaska Challenge Youth Academy
  • 33.9 percent unallocated decrease to DEED Executive Administration
  • 2.1 percent increase to DEED Administrative Services, personal services
  • 2.1 percent increase to DEED Information Services, personal services
  • 0.9 percent decrease to DEED School Finance & Facilities, personal services
  • 40.8 percent decrease to DEED School Finance & Facilities, services
  • 2.1 percent increase to DEED Student & School Achievement, Teaching & Learning Support, personal services
  • 0.4 percent decrease to DEED Student & School Achievement Teaching & Learning Support, services
  • No change to the Alaska Learning Network (AKLN)
  • 1.7 percent increase to State System of Support, Teaching & Learning Services, personal services
  • No change to the statewide mentoring program
  • 2.1 percent increase to Teacher Certification, Teaching & Learning Support, personal services
  • 2 percent increase to Child Nutrition, Teaching & Learning Support, personal services
  • 2.2 percent increase to Early Learning Coordination, Teaching & Learning Support, personal services
  • 4.2 percent decrease to Early Learning Coordination, Teaching & Learning Support, grants & benefits
  • No change to Pre-Kindergarten Grants, Teaching & Learning Support
  • 104 percent increase to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, personal services
  • 100 percent increase to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, travel
  • 100 percent increase to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, services
  • 100 percent increase to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, commodities
  • 2.1 percent increase to the Alaska State Council on the Arts, personal services
  • 0.7 percent increase to Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School, personal services
  • 0.4 percent increase to State Facilities Maintenance, personal services
  • No changes to DEED Facilities Rent, State Facilities Maintenance
  • 2 percent increase to Library Operations, Alaska Library & Museums, personal services
  • 38.3 percent decrease to Library Operations, Alaska Library & Museums, grants & benefits
  • 2.1 percent increase to Archives, Alaska Library & Museums, personal services
  • 2.1 percent increase to Museum Operations, Alaska Library & Museums
  • 1.9 percent increase to Program Administration & Operations, ACPE, personal services
  • 4.5 percent increase to Program Administration & Operations, ACPE, grants & benefits
  • No change to WWAMI, ACPE
  • 4.5 percent increase to the Alaska Performance Scholarship Awards, grants & benefits

Upcoming Hearing

Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - House Sustainable Education Task Force, Anchorage LIO

The task force will hold their final meeting.  An agenda is forthcoming.  

Administrative Regulation Review Committee

The committee held a hearing Tuesday evening, with another one to follow Wednesday evening.  I sent out information on this hearing Friday, and have since found links to the presenters posted by Chair Lora Reinbold.

Audio of the hearings is being live-streamed on AKLEG TV, and will be available later on Gavel to Gavel.  You can also follow the hearing by phoning in to the legislative teleconference system.  Tuesday evening members of the audience were invited to submit questions, on note cards, to the presenters during the presentation.  

Press Conference - Governor Walker & Lieutenant Governor Mallott

Tuesday afternoon I attended a press conference with Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Mallott at the Governor's Mansion, and will put out a report on that Wednesday.  

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