Alaska - Community Involvement in Local Governance: Stakeholders

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State law requires community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

Alaska Statutes 2017 Section 14.03.123. School and district accountability.

(d) A public school or district that receives a low performance designation under this section shall prepare and submit to the department a school or district improvement plan, as applicable, in accordance with regulations adopted by the board. The improvement plan must be prepared with the maximum feasible public participation of the community including, as appropriate, interested individuals, teachers, parents, parent organizations, students, tribal organizations, local government representatives, and other community groups. The improvement plan must, to the extent possible, include measures that increase local control of education and parental choice and that do not require a direct increase in state or federal funding for the school or district.

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