State law requires districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.
Alaska Statutes 2019 Section 14.03.120. Education planning; reports.
(a) A district shall annually file with the department, and make available to the public, a report that
- (1) establishes district goals and priorities for improving education in the district;
- (2) includes a plan for achieving district goals and priorities; and
- (3) includes a means of measuring the achievement of district goals and priorities.
(b) The department shall summarize the reports submitted under (a) of this section and include all revenue received by each school district organized in easily sortable categories including ADM and district, as a statewide report, provide a copy to the governor, publish the report on the department’s Internet website, and notify the legislature that the report is available; in this subsection, “revenue” means all money reported to the department as receipts from any source, including state, federal, local, special, and other funding.
(c) A district shall make efforts to encourage students, parents, teachers, and other members of the community to participate in the preparation of the report submitted under (a) of this section.
(d) Annually, before the date set by the district under (e) of this section, each public school shall deliver to the department for posting on the department’s Internet website and provide, in a public meeting of parents, students, and community members, a report on the school’s performance and the performance of the school’s students. The report shall be prepared on a form prescribed by the department and must include
- (1) information on accreditation;
- (2) results of norm-referenced achievement tests;
- (3) results of state Standard-based assessments in language arts and mathematics;
- (4) a description, including quantitative and qualitative measures, of student, parent, community, and business involvement in student learning;
- (5) a description of the school’s attendance, retention, dropout, and graduation rates as specified by the state board;
- (6) the annual percent of enrollment change, regardless of reason, and the annual percent of enrollment change due to student transfers into and out of the school district;
- (7) if Native language education is provided, a summary and evaluation of the curriculum described in AS 14.30.420;
- (8) the performance designation assigned the school under AS 14.03.123 and the methodology used to assign the performance designation, including the measures used and their relative weights;
- (9) other information concerning school performance and the performance of the school’s students as required by the state board in regulation; and
- (10) information on the number, attendance, and performance of students enrolled in the school whose parents or guardians are on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, the United States Coast Guard, the Alaska National Guard, the Alaska Naval Militia, or the Alaska State Defense Force.
(e) By a date set by the district, each public school in the district shall provide the report described in (d) of this section to the district’s governing body. Along with the report, each public school shall submit a summary of comments made on the report by parents, students, and community members. By July 1 of each year, each district shall provide to the department a report on the performance of each public school and the public school students in the district. The district’s report must
- (1) be entitled “School District Report Card to the Public”; and
- (2) include
- (A) copies of the reports and summaries of comments submitted under this section by each public school in the district;
- (B) a compilation of the material described in (A) of this paragraph by each public school in the district;
- (C) the designation assigned the district under AS 14.03.123 and the methodology used to assign the performance designation, including the measures used and their relative weights; and
- (D) other information concerning school performance and the performance of the school’s students as required by the state board in regulation.