Gov. Sean Parnell submitted an education bill on Friday that would increase per-pupil funding by $201 over the next three years.
It’s the first increase to the base student allocation in four years, but the state’s largest teachers union says the added funding won’t be enough.
According to the bill, per-pupil funding would increase $85 the first year and $58 in the second and third for a total of $5,881.
National Education Association-Alaska President Ron Fuhrer said that while the organization supports an increase in per-pupil spending, Parnell’s proposal falls short.