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SB 182: Pupil Transportation Funding

February 23, 2012–KPBSD encourages your support of SB 182: Pupil Transportation Funding. We’ve made announcements that public testimony would be taken on Friday morning, at 8:00 am.

This afternoon  the LIO office announced  that the scheduled SB 182 public testimony hearing scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2012, at 8:00 AM status has been changed to testimony by invite only.

However, you can offer written testimony which will be treated and weighed like oral testimony.

Send your e-mail (or letter) regarding SB 182 (or any bill) to your LIO office. The LIO office will compile e-mails, and forward them to the committee. (Also contact your local legislator.)

The teleconference can be viewed live online at Legislative TV at http://alaskalegislature.tv/

Homer LIO
Homer_LIO@legis.state.ak.us  
345 W Sterling Hwy, Ste#102A, Homer, AK  99603
235-7878; Fax: 235-4008 

Kenai LIO
Kenai_LIO@legis.state.ak.us   
145 Main St Loop #217, Kenai, AK   99611
283-2030; Fax: 283-3075

Seward LIO
mailto:Seward_LIO@legis.state.ak.us302
302 Railway Suite 107 Seward, AK 99664
224-5066; Fax: 224-5067

Several education bills are in the current legislative process. In particular, KPBSD is supportive of these three:

SB 171: Increase Base Student Allocation (BSA) An Act increasing the base student allocation for public schools; and providing for an effective date. Increases the base student allocation (BSA) each of the next three years resulting in a FY13 BSA of $5,805; FY14 BSA of $5,935 and FY15 BSA of $6,070. (Increases of $125, $130 and $135)

SB 182: Pupil Transportation Funding An Act amending the amount of state funding provided to school districts for pupil transportation.

 SB 3: Funding for School Meals An Act providing for funding for school lunch and breakfast; and providing for an effective date.

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