How is it determined how many school board members are on a school board?
Answer: The number of board members is based on a district’s average daily membership (ADM). According to Alaska State Statute 14.12.030:
a. Each borough and city school district with an average daily membership of 5,000 or less has a school board of five members, except that the governing body of the borough or city may by ordinance, concurred in by a majority of the district school board, provide for a school board of seven members”
b. Each borough and city school district with an average daily membership exceeding 5,000 has a school board of seven, nine, or eleven members, as established by ordinance.
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