Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2003-03-05 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2003-03-05 House Journal Page 0437 HB 165 HOUSE BILL NO. 165 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to community schools; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the House Special Committee on Education and the Health, Education & Social Services and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development The Governor's transmittal letter dated March 5, 2003, follows: "Dear Speaker Kott: Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill that would repeal AS 14.36.010 through AS 14.36.070, the Community Schools Grant Program. While the value of providing access to school facilities beyond the school day continues to be important in Alaskan communities, the level of funding for the program does very little on a statewide basis to support the effort. The community schools statute was adopted in 1975. The purpose and intent section of the law is very clear. The grant program was enacted to provide financial support to encourage and assist local school districts in establishing community school programs. The funds 2003-03-05 House Journal Page 0438 provided assistance to local communities in the initial development, implementation and operations of community school programs. This program has fulfilled its intended purpose, as all school districts currently offer a community schools program. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"