Regulations

Comment on Proposed Regulations

The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to change regulations on early literacy screenings to allow schools to request waivers for students in kindergarten and/or first grade.

The department proposes to adopt regulation changes in 4 AAC 06.714 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with early literacy screenings including the following:

4 AAC 06.714 is proposed to be changed as follows:

Allow a school to request a waiver from early literacy screenings for students in kindergarten and/or grade one. Set criteria by which the commissioner of education will consider a waiver.

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. 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 27, 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, Room 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 4 p.m. February 17, which is at least 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.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Lisa Miller at (907) 465-2802 or lisa.miller@alaska.gov no later than March 12, 2015, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and at https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm or by contacting the Department of Education & Early Development, Attn: Eric Fry, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Education & Early Development will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.

Statutory Authority: AS 14.07.020; AS 14.07.060

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 14.07.020; AS 14.07.060

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

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