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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled SB 57                                                                                                          
01 Relating to parental involvement in education; adjusting pupil transportation funding;                                  
02 amending the time required for employers to give tenured teachers notification of their                                 
03 nonretention; and providing for an effective date.                                                                      
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05    * Section 1. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                
06            Sec. 14.03.072. Kindergarten through grade three; parent information. (a)                                  
07       Each school district shall annually provide to parents and guardians of students                                  
08       enrolled in kindergarten through grade three in a public school in the state current                              
09       information on the importance of early literacy, including                                                        
10                 (1)  intervention strategies;                                                                           
11                 (2)  home literacy plans;                                                                               
12                 (3)  grade retention standards and policies for the elementary school                                   
13       attended;                                                                                                         
14                 (4)  strategies and resources to help children learn to read.                                           
01            (b)  In partnership with local media outlets, the department shall create and                                
02       implement a communications campaign to educate parents and guardians about the                                    
03       importance of early literacy. The campaign shall include an Internet website that                                 
04       provides access to current research on early literacy, book recommendations, and                                  
05       vocabulary-building exercises.                                                                                    
06    * Sec. 2. AS 14.20.140(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
07            (a)  If a teacher who has acquired tenure rights is to be laid off under                                     
08       AS 14.20.177 or is not to be retained for the following school year, the employer shall                           
09       notify the teacher of the layoff or nonretention by writing, delivered before May 15                          
10       [MARCH 16], or by registered mail postmarked before May 15 [MARCH 16].                                        
11    * Sec. 3. Section 9, ch. 19, SLA 2012, is repealed.                                                                
12    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
13 read:                                                                                                                   
14       PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ADJUSTMENT. The per student amount available to a                                            
15 school district under AS 14.09.010(a) shall be adjusted annually on October 1 in fiscal years                           
16 2014, 2015, and 2016 according to changes in the Consumer Price Index for all urban                                     
17 consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area compiled by the United States Department of                               
18 Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The reference base index for an adjustment made under this                           
19 section is the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan                              
20 area compiled by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the                             
21 years 1982 through 1984.                                                                                                
22    * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
23 read:                                                                                                                   
24       APPLICABILITY. AS 14.20.140(a), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, applies to a                                    
25 contract or collective bargaining agreement that becomes legally binding on or after the                                
26 effective date of this Act.                                                                                             
27    * Sec. 6. Section 4 of this Act is repealed November 1, 2015.                                                      
28    * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect July 1, 2013.                                                                      
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