Current through 2023 Legislative Sessions
Section 14.03.310 - Student allotments(a) Except as provided in (e) of this section, the department or a district that provides a correspondence study program may provide an annual student allotment to a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the correspondence study program for the purpose of meeting instructional expenses for the student enrolled in the program as provided in this section.(b) A parent or guardian may purchase nonsectarian services and materials from a public, private, or religious organization with a student allotment provided under (a) of this section if(1) the services and materials are required for the course of study in the individual learning plan developed for the student under AS 14.03.300;(2) textbooks, services, and other curriculum materials and the course of study (A) are approved by the school district;(B) are appropriate for the student;(C) are aligned to state standards; and(D) comply with AS 14.03.090 and AS 14.18.060; and(3) the services and materials otherwise support a public purpose.(c) Except as provided in (d) of this section, an annual student allotment provided under this section is reserved and excluded from the unreserved portion of a district's year-end fund balance in the school operating fund under AS 14.17.505.(d) The department or a district that provides for an annual student allotment under (a) of this section shall (1) account for the balance of an unexpended annual student allotment during the period in which a student continues to be enrolled in the correspondence program for which the annual allotment was provided;(2) return the unexpended balance of a student allotment to the budget of the department or district for a student who is no longer enrolled in the correspondence program for which the allotment was provided;(3) maintain a record of expenditures and allotments; and(4) implement a routine monitoring of audits and expenditures.(e) A student allotment provided under (a) of this section may not be used to pay for services provided to a student by a family member. In this subsection, "family member" means the student's spouse, guardian, parent, stepparent, sibling, stepsibling, grandparent, stepgrandparent, child, uncle, or aunt.Added by SLA 2014, ch. 15,sec. 15, eff. 7/1/2014.This section was originally numbered 14.03.320 but was changed by the revisor of statutes.