RESOURCE MATERIALS: Legislative & Leadership Fly-In & Youth Advocacy Institute, February 8-11, 2020

The Annual Legislative Fly-In and Youth Advocacy Institute (YAI) focused on Board/Superintendent relationships, learning about key issues for this legislative session, and guidance on how to advocate for public education. A new feature this year was a Friday pre-conference session for Superintendents & School Board Presidents.

High School students attending this year’s Youth Advocacy Institute (YAI) had opportunities to develop advocacy & leadership skills, learn about current legislative education issues, and spend time with school board members discussing issues faced by students in Alaska schools.

Presentations and other resource materials are posted below.

Fly-In Press Coverage

Schools are holding fast in a time of deep cuts, by Peter Segall, Juneau Empire

Anchorage School Board president tells state lawmakers future program cuts possible, by Joe Vigil, KTVA

Resources & Presentations

PHOTO ALBUM – 2020 Fly-In & YAI

2020 AASB Legislative Talking Points 2-10-20 (PDF)

2020 AASB Legislative Talking Points 2-10-20 (Word)

2020 AASB Legislative Priorities

2020 Fly-In Agenda

2020 Pre-Conference Session Agenda

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Reality in Alaska

Governance vs Management

Your Role in the Budget Process; What You Need to Know

Overstep or Oversight?

Superintendent/School Board Communications

School Board and Superintendent Teams

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Legislative Process and Context

Key Legislative Issues

2020 NSBA Advocacy Institute

Lobbying 101

OMB Budget Overview by OMB Director Neil Steininger

During Norm Wooten’s Sunday morning presentation on Key Legislative Issues and Bill Review, the following bills were discussed:

HB 24 – LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES
HB 75 – INTERNET FOR SCHOOLS; FUNDING
SB 74 – INTERNET FOR SCHOOLS
HB 204 – PRE-K/ELEM ED PROGRAMS/FUNDING; READING
SB 136 – STATE-TRIBAL EDUCATION COMPACT SCHOOLS
SSSB 6 – PRE-K/ELEM ED PROGRAMS/FUNDING; READING

SB 6 Alaska Reads Act – Sponsor Statement from Senator Tom Begich

Information from Rep. Story on BSA Bill, HB 236

HB 236 Talking Points

GRAPH – FY88-21 Gov per student in 2018 dollars

GRAPH – Foundation Formula Changes

BSA House Bill DRAFT – Page 1