House Education passes Governor Parnell's bill

Mar 12, 2014 -- 12:15pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House Education Committee has moved Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill with 18 amendments, while their counterparts in the state Senate have deleted sections. The Alaska Senate Education Committee on Wednesday deleted a provision calling for transportation for charter school students from its version of the governor's bill. An amendment in House Bill 278 asks districts to work in good faith with charter schools on the issue. Seeking more money for charter schools, the House Tuesday night raised the base student allocation to 150 percent over the first three years of operation. The Senate lowered enrollment requirements for charters to receive the full BSA amount from 150 students to 75. HB 278 moves to the House Finance Committee. Senate Bill 139 remains in committee.

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