Education Legislation signed into law

Coalition for Education Equity executive director, Sarah Sledge traveled to Fairbanks August 10 to join Governor Bill Walker as he signed several key education bills into law. CEE supported all of these bills, and specifically worked to get HB 212 introduced and passed. This bill will provide an additional avenue for our rural and small schools to obtain funding for major maintenance projects, helping us save money on future construction costs and ensuring our children have safe spaces in which to learn. Earlier that week, HB 135 was signed, providing an opportunity for communities to have extended time to meet their local match for construction funds. Both of these bills are part of our multi-year work to improve access to and usage of the REAA/Small Schools Construction fund. Working to ensure reliable, adequate, and equitable funding for school construction and major maintenance is one of our ongoing priority areas. See all of our priority areas and learn more about our accomplishments!