Board of Education to hold work session March 25-26

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The State Board of Education & Early Development will meet on March 24, 25 and 26 in Juneau. On March 24, the board will meet with legislators and participate in ethics training. The board's work session and business meetings on March 25 and 26 will begin each day at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held in the state board room on the first floor of the Goldbelt Building at 801 West 10th St. The public is invited to attend.

The board will take public comment on agenda and non-agenda items on Thursday, March 25. The public may offer comments and testimony beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the meeting site or at Legislative Information offices statewide.

The meeting will include a work session and a business meeting. Topics at the work session will include university programs of social work and special education; NCATE accreditation of Alaska Pacific University; charter school approvals for Birchtree, Alaska Native Cultural School and Rilke Schule Charter School; school district audited financial waivers for Kashunamiut, Yakutat and Yupiit school districts; regulations for adoption regarding statewide assessment and facilities; and regulations to put out for public comment regarding school improvement grants.

Topics at the business meeting include opening a period of public comment on proposed regulations for school improvement grants, and physical education standards; adopting proposed regulations regarding statewide assessment and facilities; approving waivers for the Kashunamiut, Yakutat and Yupiit school districts; approving university programs for social work and special education; approving charter school applications; approving the capital improvement project list; and approving appointments to the State Council for the interstate military compact.

The board also will hear reports regarding assessment, accountability and information management; budget and legislative issues; legal issues; Mt. Edgecumbe High School; the Libraries, Archives & Museums Division; school improvement; and the Commissioner's activities.

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