State Board meets this week in Anchorage

Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010

JUNEAU - The State Board of Education & Early Development will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday and Friday starting at 8 a.m. each day.

The meeting will be held in the board room at the Anchorage School District at 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. The public is invited.

The board will take public comment on agenda and non-agenda items on Thursday. The public may offer comments and testimony beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the meeting site or at Legislative Information Offices in Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Nome, and Sitka. For more information about LIOs, call 465-4648.

The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session and a business meeting.

Topics at the work session include discussions regarding the Alaska Career and Technical Education Plan, graduation requirements, the Anchorage School District's educational leadership program, and multi-cultural standards.

Four regulations will be proposed regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship, Alaska Cultural Standards for Teachers, the public school foundation program regarding intensive students, and appeals of actions and decisions regarding funding. The board will consider adoption of regulations related to school improvement grants and to physical education standards.

Topics at the business meeting include opening a period of public comment on proposed regulations named above, and adopting regulations named above.

The board will be asked to approve the Twindly Bridge Charter School for a period of 10 years.

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; the Alaska Education Plan; the commissioner's activities; and the Teaching & Learning Support Division.

The board will consider electing officers, setting meeting dates and locations for the next year, and making assignments to committees. It will also see a demonstration of the department's new website, which is under construction. There will be two executive sessions, one pertaining to the Moore lawsuit and one pertaining to the commissioner's evaluation.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate should contact Dottie Knuth at 907-465-2802, or e-mail

For more information, call 465-2802.

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