Regulations

Comment on Proposed Regulations

Open for Public Comment until 4 pm on July 15, 2014


4 AAC 33.600-.690. Internet Speed - pdf

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code, by adding a new Article 6 to Chapter 33. The proposed Article 6 implements AS 14.03.127, which was enacted by the 2014 legislature and provides state funding for school districts to increase Internet speed to 10 megabits of download per second. The proposed regulations describe a funding program, subject to appropriation, to assist districts with the cost of improving Internet download speed at public schools, and may address the following:

A procedure for school districts to apply for funding; standards for eligibility; the funding calculation; eligible costs; notice and distribution of funding; a report of current Internet speed; a year-end report; return of unexpended funds; program audit; nonpayment, required refund, or future denial imposed as a consequence of noncompliance; filing date; and definitions.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Commissioner’s Office, Department of Education & Early Development, ATTN: Regulations Review, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500. Comments may also be submitted via fax, (907) 465-4156, or via the Internet, at http://education.alaska.gov/regs/. Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. July 15, 2014.

Oral comments may be submitted at an audio-conference hearing to be held on July 30, 2014, originating from the Commissioner’s Office conference room on the second floor of 801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200, in Juneau, Alaska. This hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 8:55 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment. You may comment in person or by calling 1-855-463-5009 from outside of Juneau. For telephonic participation from Juneau, call 463-5009

Persons also may comment at the oral hearing via the following Legislative Information Offices: Anchorage, 733 W 4th Ave., Ste. 100; Barrow, 119 Bank Bldg.; Bethel, 301 Willow St.; Cordova, 705 Second Street; Fairbanks, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308; Juneau, Rm. 111 Terry Miller Bldg. State Capitol; Kenai, 145 Main St. Loop, Ste. 217; Ketchikan, 1900 First Avenue, Ste. 310; Kodiak, 305 Center Ave., Ste. 1; Kotzebue, 373 2nd St., Pillautuq Centre; Mat-Su, 600 E Railroad Ave.; Nome 103 Front St.; Seward, 302 Railway Ste. 107; Sitka, 201 Katlian St., Ste. 103; Unalaska, 029 Airport Beach Rd., No. 03-01.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Eric Fry at 465-2851, or eric.fry@alaska.gov, no later than ten (10) days before the accommodation is needed, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


Open for Public Comment until 4 pm on August 15, 2014


4 AAC 06.065. Challenging Courses - pdf

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code to add 4 AAC 06.065, Challenging courses, which may include issues such as the following:

  • require school districts to provide secondary students the opportunity to challenge courses in language arts, math, social studies, science, and world languages by demonstrating mastery of the course material;
  • require school districts to develop standards regarding the degree of mastery necessary to successfully challenge a course;
  • allow students who successfully challenge a course to receive a “pass” grade and credit.

The proposed regulation implements AS 14.03.127, which was enacted by the 2014 legislature and requires school districts to allow secondary students to challenge courses in core subjects for credit by demonstrating mastery of the material.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Commissioner’s Office, Department of Education & Early Development, Attn: Regulations Review, 801 West Tenth Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500.  Comments may also be submitted via fax, (907) 465-4156, or via the Internet, at http://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm. Written comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 15, 2014.

Oral comments may be submitted at a hearing to be held on September 18, 2014, at the Anchorage School District boardroom at 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, Alaska. This hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 7:55 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment.  You may also comment at this meeting, during this time only, via the Legislative Information Office streaming by calling 1-855-463-5009 if you are outside of Juneau. For participation from Juneau, call 463-5009. This meeting will be streamed through the Legislative Information Office over www.alaskalegislature.tv beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2014 (audio only).

Persons may also comment at the oral hearing via the following Legislative Information Offices:
Anchorage, 733 W 4th Ave., Ste. 100; Barrow, 119 Bank Bldg.; Bethel, 301 Willow St.; Cordova, 705 Second Street; Fairbanks, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308; Juneau, Rm. 111 Terry Miller Bldg. State Capitol; Kenai, 145 Main St. Loop, Ste. 217; Ketchikan, 1900 First Avenue, Ste. 310; Kodiak, 305 Center Ave., Ste. 1; Kotzebue, 373 2nd St., Pillautuq Centre; Mat-Su, 600 E Railroad Ave.; Nome 103 Front St.; Seward, 302 Railway Ste. 107; Sitka, 201 Katlian St., Ste. 103; Unalaska, 029 Airport Beach Rd., No. 03-01.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Eric Fry at 465-2851, or eric.fry@alaska.gov, no later than 10 days before the accommodation is needed, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


Open for Public Comment until 4 pm on August 15, 2014


4 AAC 06.710. Statewide Student Assessment System - pdf

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to repeal the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam and require students to take SAT, ACT, or WorkKeys assessments, in accordance with House Bill 278, signed into law in May 2014. The department also proposes to adopt Alaska’s most recent accommodations for students who take WorkKeys assessments.

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code 4 AAC 06.710, Statewide student assessment system to 4 AAC 06.790 Definitions, which may include issues such as the following:

  • Eliminate regulations associated with the High School Qualifying Exam;
  • require students seeking a diploma to take the SAT, ACT, or WorkKeys tests once in 11th grade or 12th grade;
  • adopt by reference the Alaska Supplement for WorkKeys Assessment, dated June 2014.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Commissioner’s Office, Department of Education & Early Development, Attn: Regulations Review, 801 West Tenth Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500.  Comments may also be submitted via fax,
(907) 465-4156, or via the Internet, at https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm. Written comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 15, 2014.

Oral comments may be submitted at a hearing to be held on September 18, 2014, at 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, Alaska. This hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 7:55 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment. You may also comment at this meeting, during this time only, via the Legislative Information Office streaming by calling 1-855-463-5009 if you are outside of Juneau. For participation from Juneau, call
463-5009. This meeting will be streamed through the Legislative Information Office over www.alaskalegislature.tv beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2014 (audio only).

Persons may also comment at the oral hearing via the following Legislative Information Offices:
Anchorage, 733 W 4th Ave., Ste. 100; Barrow, 119 Bank Bldg.; Bethel, 301 Willow St.; Cordova, 705 Second Street; Fairbanks, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308; Juneau, Rm. 111 Terry Miller Bldg. State Capitol; Kenai, 145 Main St. Loop, Ste. 217; Ketchikan, 1900 First Avenue, Ste. 310; Kodiak, 305 Center Ave., Ste. 1; Kotzebue, 373 2nd St., Pillautuq Centre; Mat-Su, 600 E Railroad Ave.; Nome 103 Front St.; Seward, 302 Railway Ste. 107; Sitka, 201 Katlian St., Ste. 103; Unalaska, 029 Airport Beach Rd.,
No. 03-01.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Eric Fry at 465-2851, or eric.fry@alaska.gov, no later than 10 days before the accommodation is needed, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For a copy of the regulation changes, go to https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm or contact the Commissioner’s Office at the Department of Education & Early Development, 801 West Tenth Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500, email eric.fry@alaska.gov, or by calling
907-465-2851.



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