In 1993, the Legislature enacted AS 14.11.014, which established the nine member Bond Reimbursement and Grant Review (BR&GR) Committee.
The purpose of the committee is to:
- review the department's CIP priorities;
- make recommendations concerning grants and bond reimbursement project requests;
- develop criteria for cost-effective school construction;
- analyze existing prototypical school designs;
- establish a grant application form;
- establish a method of ranking grant projects;
- recommend to the board necessary changes to the approval process for school construction grants and for projects for which bond reimbursement is requested;
- set standards for school energy efficiency that minimize long-term energy and operating costs.
The committee consists of the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee, two members of the legislature selected by the presiding officers of the house and senate, and six people selected by the commissioner according to the following criteria:
- two persons having professional degrees and experience in school construction;
- two persons having experience in urban or rural school facilities management;
- two persons representing the public.
Persons interested in serving on the committee should submit a resume and letter of interest to the commissioner. New terms begin March 1 of odd numbered years, or as determined by vacancies.
- March 15, 2018 - Audio Conference
- April 3-4, 2018 - Juneau
- May 8, 2018 - Audio Conference
Criteria for Cost-Effective School Construction
In 2017, the committee undertook an effort to review and propose criteria and standards to address cost-effective school construction in three areas: commissioning, design ratios, and model Alaskan schools.