Legislature(2009 - 2010)CAPITOL 106

03/12/2010 08:00 AM EDUCATION


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
*+ HB 413 YOUTH ACADEMY FUNDING/REPORT TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
*+ HB 393 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 297 POSTSECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 297(EDC) Out of Committee
+= HB 367 TAX CREDITS FOR EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 350 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING: LOCAL CONTRIBUTION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
               HB 297-POSTSECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:14:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL   NO.  297,  "An  Act   establishing  the  governor's                                                               
performance  scholarship program  and  relating  to the  program;                                                               
establishing  the  governor's  performance scholarship  fund  and                                                               
relating  to  the  fund;  relating  to  student  records;  making                                                               
conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:14:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER moved  to adopt HB 297, Version  E, as the                                                               
working document.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:15:00 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Version E was before the committee.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:15:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON  directed attention to Sec.  14.43.815, beginning on                                                               
page 6, line 27,  of the bill.  He paraphrased  from the bill and                                                               
read [original punctuation provided]:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (a)  graduated, or  will graduate  not  later than  six                                                                    
     months after the  date of the application,  from a high                                                                    
     school  in  the  state,   including  a  public  school,                                                                    
     private school, and home school;                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON surmised the  referenced language allowed applicants                                                               
to make an  application after they graduate, but  not sooner than                                                               
six months  before they graduate;  however, a date  certain after                                                               
graduation was not specified.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:16:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EDDY  JEANS, Director,  School  Finance  and Facilities  Section,                                                               
Department of  Education and  Early Development  (EED), explained                                                               
that  the end  date  for scholarship  eligibility  was six  years                                                               
following  high   school  graduation,  thus  the   "window"    of                                                               
opportunity to  apply, receive, and expend  scholarship funds was                                                               
six months  prior to  graduation from high  school, to  six years                                                               
following  graduation from  high  school.   Mr.  Jeans said  this                                                               
provision was clearly  stated in paragraph (3), page  7, line 11,                                                               
and paraphrased  from the bill  which read  [original punctuation                                                               
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
      (3) will receive and use, while an Alaska resident,                                                                       
    the   scholarship   at    a   qualified   postsecondary                                                                     
       institution in the state not later than six years                                                                        
      after the beginning of the first school year after a                                                                      
     student's graduation from high school ...                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON  questioned   whether  the  department  anticipated                                                               
receiving late applications.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:18:02 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JEANS said  the department  expects that  students would  be                                                               
aware of the time limit and would apply immediately.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:18:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  referred to  page  7,  lines 15-16,  and                                                               
paraphrased  from  the  bill  which  read  [original  punctuation                                                               
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
      ... standards for extension of time must include two                                                                      
         additional years if the student is in military                                                                         
     service; ...                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  expressed her  concern that  the standard                                                               
for the  extension of  time must include  two years,  rather than                                                               
"up to two additional years."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. JEANS  advised this  was the component  for the  extension of                                                               
military  service,  and agreed  that  "must  include" was  strong                                                               
language.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:19:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEAN  MISCHEL, Attorney,  Legislative Legal  Counsel, Legislative                                                               
Legal and Research Services,  Legislative Affairs Agency, advised                                                               
inserting "not  more than  two additional  years" after  the word                                                               
"include" on page 7, line 15.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:19:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  suggested  inserting  "may  include  two                                                               
additional years."                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL  cautioned "may" provides the  commissioner authority                                                               
to deny the extension.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON asked whether the proposed changes are equivalent.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL  pointed out that  they are not  equivalent language;                                                               
in  fact, "may"  defers to  the discretion  of the  commissioner.                                                               
She  recalled the  intent of  the  committee was  to require  the                                                               
commissioner  to  grant  a  two-year   extension  if  needed  for                                                               
military service.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:21:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   GARDNER,  acknowledging   the   intent  of   the                                                               
committee,  suggested "standards  [for]  extension  of time  must                                                               
include up to two additional years ..."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:22:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL recommended "not more than."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:22:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  moved  Amendment 1,which  inserted  "not                                                               
more than."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:22:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON restated Amendment 1 which read:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, line 15                                                                                                            
     After "include"                                                                                                            
     Add "not more than"                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:23:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  offered Amendment  1 to Amendment  1 which                                                               
read:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, line 15                                                                                                            
     Delete "must"                                                                                                              
     Insert "may"                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER said the intention  of the amendment was to                                                               
allow the commissioner discretion to deny an extension.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:23:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  paraphrased  from  line  13  which  read                                                               
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     the student qualifies for an extension of time allowed                                                                     
     by the department;                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER   said  she  was  comfortable   with  the                                                               
amendment, although the department  already has the discretion to                                                               
deny.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Amendment  1 to Amendment 1 was treated                                                               
as adopted.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:23:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON restated Amendment 1, as amended, which read:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, line 15                                                                                                            
      "of this paragraph, standards for extension of time                                                                       
     may [must] include not more than two additional years                                                              
     if the student is in military service;                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:24:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON moved Amendment 2 which read:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 7, lines 8-9                                                                                                          
      After the word "state" delete "for not less than two                                                                      
     years,"                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:25:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ objected for the purpose of discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:25:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON explained Amendment 2  was recommended by the bill's                                                               
drafter.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:26:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   MUNOZ   surmised   Amendment   2   removes   the                                                               
requirement for  a student  to attend high  school in  Alaska for                                                               
two  years.    She  expressed  her  support  for  the  amendment,                                                               
observing that  the standard of  state residency can  be retained                                                               
by family members of a parent in military service.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:27:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON  clarified  that  this   is  an  allowance  for  an                                                               
additional  qualification  for  students  who  leave  with  their                                                               
custodial parents due to military  service.  Students would still                                                               
be  subject   to  the  remaining   criteria  to  qualify   for  a                                                               
scholarship,  but have  "an exception  for  the qualification  of                                                               
graduating from an Alaska school ..."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:28:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ gave  an example of a student  in a military                                                               
family,  who  maintains  his/her  state  residency,  and  remains                                                               
Outside  for  all four  years  during  high  school.   She  asked                                                               
whether that student would be eligible.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:28:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL indicated no.   In further response to Representative                                                               
Munoz,  she explained  that two  years is  not specified  in this                                                               
amendment; in fact,  attendance could be for any  amount of time,                                                               
although the time  period could be clarified in  regulation.  The                                                               
amendment  attempts to  equate  high  school graduation  in-state                                                               
with out-of-state  high school graduates who  are also residents.                                                               
Ms. Mischel  reminded the committee  the purpose of the  bill was                                                               
to  instill more  rigor in  the state's  high school  curriculum,                                                               
thus the attendance requirement.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:29:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ restated  her question about a  student of a                                                               
military family who retains his/her residency.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:30:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL confirmed that student would not qualify.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:30:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER gave an example  to illustrate the purpose                                                               
of the amendment.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
8:31:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON stated her support for the amendment,                                                                  
and noted that many military families maintain state residency                                                                  
for other purposes.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:31:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ indicated that she removed her objection.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:32:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no further objection, Amendment 2 was adopted.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:32:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON called attention to page 20, line 10, and read                                                                     
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      Education or the Alaska Student Loan Corporation for                                                                      
     the guarantee and disbursing of financial aid                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON informed the committee of a request from the                                                                       
Postsecondary Education Commission to delete "guarantee"                                                                        
and insert "servicing."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:33:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STEPHANIE  BUTLER,  Director  Operations/Outreach,  Postsecondary                                                               
Education   Commission,  Department   of   Education  and   Early                                                               
Development  (EED),  explained that  the  word  "servicing" is  a                                                               
broader term, and more appropriate for the bill.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:33:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON moved Amendment 3 which read:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, line 10                                                                                                           
     Delete "guarantee"                                                                                                         
     Insert "servicing"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:33:53 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, Amendment 3 was adopted.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:34:28 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ  related an  inquiry from a  constituent who                                                               
asked whether the  graduating classes of 2011-2013  would be held                                                               
to lesser curriculum requirements.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:35:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JEANS   advised  the  committee   that  the   bill  contains                                                               
transition  language  that  allows   the  department  to  develop                                                               
regulations  to  implement transition  eligibility  requirements.                                                               
For  example, the  math  requirement for  2011  seniors would  be                                                               
three years, instead of four years.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:36:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON cited page 22, line 4, which read:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     (1) may  be eligible  for the  program even  though the                                                                    
     student did  not fully meet the  required core academic                                                                    
     curriculum  for  the  school years  beginning  July  1,                                                                    
     2010, through [June 30], 2013;                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:36:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  asked about  a transitioning  year senior                                                               
who is taking his/her second year of math.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JEANS  indicated a second  year of  math would suffice  for a                                                               
senior in the class of 2011.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:37:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON  asked  whether the  department  will  continue  to                                                               
require standardized test scores as part of the evaluation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:38:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. JEANS  answered that  the Alaska State  Board of  Education &                                                               
Early Development (state board) will  be setting the "cut scores"                                                               
for the testing levels, as well as the transition regulations.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:38:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  surmised that a student  eligible for the                                                               
program at  its inception  may only  meet high  school graduation                                                               
requirements as they are today.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:38:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JEANS agreed  that may  be the  case for  students who  wait                                                               
until their senior year to take required courses.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER remarked:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      ...If we're getting students in without changing the                                                                      
     behavior or the choices that they're making, or adding                                                                     
     any rigor, that's not the intention.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON expressed  his hope that the state  board will adopt                                                               
rigorous regulations.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:39:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER said the testimony indicates not.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON  pointed  out a  transition  period  is  necessary;                                                               
otherwise, scholarships would not be awarded for four years.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER opined three years  of AP classes could be                                                               
required during the transition.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:40:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. JEANS  assured the committee  the department's intent  was to                                                               
increase rigor  for students;  however, flexibility  is necessary                                                               
so that  juniors and  sophomores have  time to  make adjustments.                                                               
In  fact,  by   the  time  the  state  board   would  be  setting                                                               
regulations,  students eligible  for this  scholarship will  have                                                               
chosen classes for their senior year.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:42:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON noted that  students who want one of the                                                               
scholarships  may have  to change  plans, and  said, "that's  the                                                               
whole idea with  this."  The intent should be  clear to the state                                                               
board  that the  standards  of  rigor must  apply  for the  first                                                               
students  who receive  this award.   She  stressed the  standards                                                               
should be as high as possible.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:44:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON  agreed, and suggested  students could  take virtual                                                               
classes or attend summer school;  however, during the transition,                                                               
requiring a student  to meet every one of  the qualifications may                                                               
be difficult.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:45:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KELLER   said   he   expected   the   transition                                                               
regulations to  require the  same rigor from  students as  in the                                                               
future.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:45:56 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ  reviewed the  current requirements  of four                                                               
years of  English, two years  of math,  and one year  of science.                                                               
She suggested the requirements for  the transitional period could                                                               
be an additional year of math and science.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:46:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BUCH  noted the term "transition"  gives the board                                                               
and the department discretion to  establish the program that will                                                               
be in place by  the spring of 2014.  He  agreed that there should                                                               
be no question about the intent of the bill.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:47:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  suggested  an amendment  to  require  at                                                               
least of three years of math and three years of science.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. JEANS  restated the current  graduation requirements  of four                                                               
years of language arts, three  years of social studies, two years                                                               
of math, and two years of science.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:49:00 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BUCH  pointed out  this requirement is  beyond the                                                               
reach of  schools in the  Bush, and  without time for  schools to                                                               
make programs available, may exclude students.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:49:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR   SEATON  asked   the  department   whether  the   "special                                                               
circumstances ... beyond the student's  control" provision of the                                                               
bill   applies  when   districts  do   not  offer   the  required                                                               
curriculum.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:50:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. JEANS advised  the alternative pathways are  not waivers, but                                                               
allow credit  for correspondence  courses or  other alternatives.                                                               
He asked the  committee to allow the legislation  to move forward                                                               
without  amendments, so  that  the state  board  can hear  public                                                               
testimony and review  all of circumstances and  issues related to                                                               
the transition language.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:51:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  stated Mr. Jeans' comment  holds true for                                                               
every  provision in  the bill;  however,  the bill  is not  about                                                               
giving  students  scholarships,  but  about  reforming  the  K-12                                                               
education system by encouraging  and requiring students to "reach                                                               
higher."                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:51:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE P. WILSON assured  the committee that the teachers                                                               
in  small schools  will  provide  what is  necessary  to help  an                                                               
interested student  qualify for  this program.   She  praised the                                                               
efforts of  the state's  teachers, and  their abilities  to serve                                                               
students, and  warned against  discounting the  possibilities for                                                               
any student who works hard.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:53:17 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER agreed that  on-line courses are available,                                                               
and 2011 graduates have time to prepare.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:53:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON stated the conceptual  amendment to page 22, line 6,                                                               
adds "however,  this shall include  at least three years  of math                                                               
and three years of science."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:54:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. MISCHEL  said the conceptual  amendment would amend  page 22,                                                               
line 4, and she recommended  removing the phrase "even though the                                                               
student  did  not  fully  meet"  and  specifying  that  the  core                                                               
curriculum  requirements are  met  except that  the student  must                                                               
have at least three years math and three years science.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON asked Representative Gardner to comment.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:54:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  surmised the amendment waives  the fourth                                                               
year of math and science and requires three, which was correct.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:56:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ agreed with the amendment.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:56:31 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON   restated  Conceptual  Amendment  4,   offered  by                                                               
Representative  Gardner,   and  objected   for  the   purpose  of                                                               
discussion.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:56:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON confirmed  that the  amendment did  not change  the                                                               
standards, but affected the transitional requirements.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:58:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON withdrew  his objection.   There  being no  further                                                               
objection, Conceptual Amendment 4 was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:59:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE BUCH  recognized the chairman's work  on the bill,                                                               
which may be a great start towards reform.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:59:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEATON noted  there was an unmet student  need component in                                                               
the  bill that  would ensure  that  all Alaskans  can access  the                                                               
program, and pursue  the path that they  choose for postsecondary                                                               
education.   He  anticipated the  legislation would  increase the                                                               
rigor of all  high schools, elevate the workforce,  and result in                                                               
more postsecondary students attending schools in the state.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:01:03 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  MUNOZ  related work  on  the  bill began  in  the                                                               
interim, and  the thorough process  continued under the  focus of                                                               
the committee.   She praised the leadership of  the committee and                                                               
said members should be proud of the work that was done.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:01:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  expressed her  hope that  the scholarship                                                               
program will match the success  seen in other states with similar                                                               
programs, and that the legislation  will continue to progress "in                                                               
a form  that we  recognize."  She  acknowledged that  rural areas                                                               
have  valid concerns  about the  bill, such  as the  challenge of                                                               
learning by distance education.   Representative Gardner said the                                                               
legislation  may result  in a  "clamor and  push for  change, and                                                               
that's the point of the legislation."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:03:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLER  opined the bill builds  the incentives for                                                               
parents  and  school districts  to  increase  success levels  for                                                               
students.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:04:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEATON  cited  the  influence   of  various  programs  and                                                               
contributions from committee members to the GPS bill.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:04:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ thanked Mr. Jeans  and Ms. Mischel for their                                                               
assistance on the  bill.  She then moved to  report the Committee                                                               
Substitute for  HB 297, Version  E, as amended, out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.   There  being no  objection, CSHB  297(EDC) was  reported                                                               
from the House Education Standing Committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:06:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 9:06 a.m. to 9:09 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
FY02-11LocalEffortAssessed&educationWithMills-2Pager_10-22-09.xlsx HEDC 2/19/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/3/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/10/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 350
current program flow chart.docx HEDC 3/3/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/10/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 350
HB350 program flow chart.docx HEDC 3/10/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 350
HB 367 Sponsor Statement.pdf HEDC 3/10/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/22/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/26/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 367
Sponsor Statement HB 350.doc HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 350
HB 393 Sponsor Statement.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/24/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/29/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/31/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
HB 393 Charter School statutes.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/24/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
HB 393 Charter School Background.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/24/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
HB 297 Version E WorkDraft.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 297
HB 297 Amendment Legal Memo.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 297
HB 367 Workdraft version E.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/19/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 367
sponsor statment HB 413.docx HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
Support public.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/31/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
AK Grade 10.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/29/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
Discret Grants.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
Support ltr fed dir.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
Per pupil fac aid.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 393
HB413-EED-ESS-3-10-10.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 413
back up AMYA.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 413
HB0413A.pdf HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 413
Sponsor Statement HB 413 HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
sponsor statment HB413.docx HEDC 3/12/2010 8:00:00 AM
HEDC 3/15/2010 8:00:00 AM
HB 413