HB 285: "An Act supporting parental involvement in schools through employment of parental involvement coordinators."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 285 01 "An Act supporting parental involvement in schools through employment of parental 02 involvement coordinators." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 05 to read: 06 SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as the Involved Parents and Successful 07 Students Act. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 09 Sec. 14.03.118. Parental involvement coordinator. (a) Each school district 10 shall employ at least two persons at the administrative office of the school district to 11 serve as parental involvement coordinators for the district. One of the parental 12 involvement coordinators employed under this subsection may be assigned clerical 13 and support duties related to parental involvement coordination. The district may also 14 employ clerical staff necessary to support the work of the parental involvement

01 coordinators. 02 (b) In addition to the parental involvement coordinators employed under (a) of 03 this section, each school district shall employ one person for each 500 students 04 enrolled in the district or one person for each public school located in the district, 05 whichever is greater, to perform work to enhance parental involvement in district 06 schools. The district may assign the persons employed under this subsection to schools 07 with the greatest need. 08 (c) The department shall distribute funds to each school district for the costs 09 associated with employment of parental involvement coordinators, clerical support for 10 parental involvement coordinators, and additional staff employed under (a) and (b) of 11 this section from funds appropriated by the legislature. If the appropriation is 12 insufficient to pay all eligible costs under this section, the department shall distribute 13 the available funds on a pro rata basis. 14 (d) The funding appropriated for the payment of parental involvement 15 coordination under this section is in addition to the base student allocation under 16 AS 14.17.470. 17 (e) A school district is required to comply with the requirements of (a) and (b) 18 of this section only to the extent that funds have been appropriated to cover the cost of 19 meeting those requirements.