Regulations

Comment on Proposed Regulations

4 AAC 43.035, 4 AAC 43.040(a), 4 AAC 43.045

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to change regulations on the Alaska Performance Scholarship to allow eligible students to request more time to use the scholarship, and to give all students the same deadline for submitting eligibility documents.

The department proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 AAC 43.035, 4 AAC 43.040(a), and 4 AAC 43.045 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the Alaska Performance Scholarship including the following:

  1. 4 AAC 43.040(a) is proposed to be changed as follows: Set the same deadline for all students to submit documents demonstrating their eligibility.
  2. 4 AAC 43.045 is proposed to be changed as follows: To allow students to ask the commissioner to extend the period in which they are eligible to use an Alaska Performance Scholarship.
  3. 4 AAC 43.035, which is proposed to be repealed. The intended effect of this repeal is to remove an obsolete grace period that applied only to the high school graduating classes of 2011 and 2012.

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4 AAC 12.346

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to change regulations on how a school district superintendent may be certificated.

The department proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 AAC 12.346 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with certification of school district superintendents, including the following:

4 AAC 12.346 is proposed to be changed as follows:
Adding a new section to allow for a Type B Limited administrator certificate with a superintendent endorsement. Such applicants are not required to have teaching experience, but they must have experience as an administrator and meet other conditions. The initial one-year certificate may be extended upon meeting conditions.

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4 AAC 12.300(g)

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to change regulations on how a school district superintendent may be certificated.

The department proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 AAC 12.300(g) of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with teacher certification fees including the following:

4 AAC 12.300(g) is proposed to be changed as follows:
Increase the application fees for teacher certificates so that the fees cover the full cost of operating the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, in keeping with legislative intent.

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4 AAC 06.078, 4 AAC 06.717(f), 4 AAC 06.775(b), 4 AAC 06.790

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to change regulations on the assessment of students with disabilities, including those students with significant cognitive disabilities.

The department proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 AAC 06.078, 4 AAC 06.717(f), 4 AAC 06.775(b), and 4 AAC 06.790 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the assessment of students with disabilities including the following:

  1. 4 AAC 06.078 is proposed to be changed as follows:
    Substitute courses, as defined in this regulation, are available only to students who will take the state standards-based assessments.
  2. 4 AAC 06.717(f) is proposed to be changed as follows: To clarify that students who take the state alternate assessment are not eligible for a high school diploma.
  3. 4 AAC 06.775(b) is proposed to be changed as follows: Students who take the state alternate assessment may be eligible for a certificate of completion instead of a diploma.
  4. 4 AAC 06.790 is proposed to be changed as follows:
    To define certificate of completion and certificate of achievement.

You may comment on these 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.

Additionally, the Department of Education & Early Development will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-4156 and online at https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm. Comments also may be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system and using the "comment" link. Written comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2015.

Oral comments may be submitted at a hearing to be held on March 19, 2015, at the first-floor state boardroom at 801 W. 10th Street, Juneau, Alaska. The hearing will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 7:55 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment.

You also may 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. March 19, 2015, and 8:30 a.m. March 20, 2015 (audio only).

Persons also may comment at the oral hearing via the following Legislative Information Offices: Anchorage, 733 W 4th Ave., Suite 100; Barrow, 119 Bank Building.; Bethel, 301 Willow Street.; Cordova, 705 Second Street; Delta Junction, Colombo Building, Suite 204, 1380 Richardson Hwy.; Dillingham, Kangiiqutaq Building; Fairbanks, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308; Glennallen, 186 Glenn Hwy.; Homer, 270 West Pioneer Ave. Suite B; Juneau, Rm. 111 Terry Miller Building, State Capitol; Kenai, 145 Main Street Loop, Suite 217; Ketchikan, 1900 First Avenue, Suite 310; Kodiak, 305 Center Ave., Suite 1; Kotzebue, 373 2nd Street, Pillautuq Centre; Mat-Su, 600 East Railroad Ave.; Nome 103 Front Street.; Petersburg, 11B Gjoa Street; Seward, 302 Railway, Suite 107; Sitka, 201 Katlian Street., Suite. 103; Tok, West 1st Street, UAF-Tok Unit 1; Unalaska, 029 Airport Beach Road., No. 03-01; Valdez, State Office Building, Room 13; and Wrangell, 223 Front Street.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Eric Fry at eric.fry@alaska.gov or Department of Education & Early Development, Attn: Eric Fry, 801 West Tenth Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500. The questions must be received by January 27, 2015, which is 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Department of Education & Early Development will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and response available on https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm. The Department of Education & Early Development may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.

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