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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature

00 Enrolled SB 47                                                                                                          
01 Relating to boarding schools operated by school districts; and providing for an effective date.                         
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03    * Section 1. AS 14.16.200(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (a)  A district that operates [, BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2005, BEGAN                                           
05       OPERATING] a statewide or district-wide residential school [EDUCATIONAL                                   
06       PROGRAM] for students in grades nine through 12 that has been approved by the                                     
07       department under regulations adopted by the board is eligible to receive a boarding                           
08       stipend as reimbursement for the costs incurred by the district in operating that school                  
09       [PROGRAM]. To be eligible for reimbursement for costs, a statewide or district-                               
10       wide [THE DISTRICT-OPERATED STATEWIDE] residential school operated by a                                   
11       district [EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM] must provide a suitable student dormitory,                                 
12       food service, and daily access to a public school offering the appropriate grade level                        
13       for a variable-length or 180-day school term as provided under AS 14.03.030 for                               
01       the full school year.                                                                                         
02    * Sec. 2. AS 14.16.200(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
03            (b)  Costs that may be claimed by a district for reimbursement under (a) of this                             
04       section are                                                                                                       
05                 (1)  one round trip on the least expensive means of transportation                                      
06       between the student's community of residence and the school during the school year if                             
07       the district expends money for the trip; and                                                                      
08                 (2)  a per-pupil monthly stipend to cover room and board expenses as                                    
09       determined by the department on a regional basis and not to exceed the following                                  
10       amounts:                                                                                                          
11                      (A)  for the Southeast Region (Region I), $820 [$410];                                         
12                      (B)  for the Southcentral Region (Region II), $800 [$400];                                     
13                      (C)  for the Interior Region (Region III), $968 [$484];                                        
14                      (D)  for the Southwest Region (Region IV), $1,006 [$503];                                      
15                      (E)  for the Northern Remote Region (Region V), $1,184                                         
16            [$592].                                                                                                      
17    * Sec. 3. AS 14.16.200 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
18            (e)  A district may cooperate with an Alaska Native organization, as defined in                              
19       20 U.S.C. 7546(2), or a nonprofit organization for the provision of room and board                                
20       services to students enrolled in a statewide or district-wide residential school operated                         
21       by a district under terms and conditions required for licensing in the state and as                               
22       specified by the department in regulation.                                                                        
23    * Sec. 4. AS 14.16.200(c) and 14.16.200(d)(2) are repealed.                                                        
24    * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect July 1, 2013.                                                                      
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