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Senate Education moves bill on grant program

By Associated Press 12:26 PM March 17, 2014

Bill focuses on correspondence studies

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Alaska Senate Education Committee has moved a bill that aims to create to a grant program to assist correspondence studies.

Senate Bill 100 is sponsored by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican from Wasilla, calls for a grant program to provide materials and equipment for correspondence studies. It would be administered by the Association of Alaska School Boards.

Sen. Dunleavy told Education Committee Chairman Gary Stevens of Kodiak his bill is constitutional since the grant program would be used to support individual learning plans.

Sen. Berta Gardner, a Democrat from Anchorage, said her staff found a court opinion confirming its constitutionality.

Stevens had earlier expressed concerns on the bill’s constitutionality due because state oversight was not mentioned in the bill.

The bill was moved Monday to the Senate Finance Committee.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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