Capital Improvement (CIP) funding must be fully restored. Long-term fiscal planning is needed to maintain and protect infrastructure. Costs have and will continue to increase due to inflation and prolonged neglect to public school facilities.
ACSA supports and expects the State of Alaska to fully utilize matching federal grant monies such as those required for Head Start and other early learning programs.
ACSA supports the local control and autonomy of Alaska’s communities who are served through all 54 unique school districts.
The state should continue efforts to control the cost of workers’ compensation claims, including adoption of medical treatment guidelines, improved management of claims, and an improved reemployment benefits process.
If the school funding formula is reviewed, ACSA strongly supports that it be done by a task force including nationally-recognized school finance experts, with input from Alaska school finance experts.
ACSA supports a non-partisan and independent State Board of Education with the sole purpose of ensuring a quality education for all of Alaska’s children.
ACSA is proud and supportive of educational alternative programs, so long as the directive in Alaska’s Constitution is upheld: “No money shall be paid from public funds for the direct benefit of any religious or other private educational institution.” This restriction includes vouchers and/or any other mechanisms. Our funding system must be transparent, inclusive, and collaborative.