2015 Winter Boardsmanship Academy – Resource Materials

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December 11-12, 2015, Westmark Anchorage

Determining the Influence of Individual Interest Groups
The Five Fundamental Tasks of Lobbying
Themes of the Workshop
Alaska State Sales Tax
Six Important Factors…with Alaska State Government
Alaska Budget Cycle
Perspectives on Alaska’s Budget
Reading and Understanding Reports on the Budget
Clive Thomas, Alaska Political Advocacy Strategies

The Basics of the Budget Process
Linking the Budget to your District Goals
Holly Holman, Unalaska City School District

Funding Alaska Public Schools
Norm Wooten, AASB

Reading and Understanding Reports on the Budget
Sandra Daws, Kodiak Island Borough SD, and Norm Wooten, AASB

Securing Alaska’s Future

Making the Best of Your Testimony
A Brief Explanation of the Foundation Formula
Norm Wooten, AASB Executive Director

The Boards’ Fiduciary Responsibility
Lon Garrison, AASB Staff