CEEquity Lawsuit Filed & Legislative Update

Legal News

Coalition for Education Equity filed a lawsuit yesterday regarding the administration's failure to release $20 million in FY 2019 education funding to Alaska’s school districts. CEE is seeking immediate release of these impounded funds. Our press release and the court filing are both attached, and a link to a couple of news stories about the lawsuit are below. Please contact me if you have any questions, and we will keep you apprised of any developments with the case.
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/05/01/dunleavy-administration-being-sued-for-withholding-20m-in-education-funding/

 https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/education/2019/05/01/education-nonprofit-sues-governor-for-not-paying-20-million-to-alaska-public-schools/

 

Legislative Update

The Alaska Senate passed their version of the operating budget yesterday by a vote of 19-1. Chris and Reggie have provided a detailed report of the education budget (and other items of interest), which includes what happens next. Please see the attached update and let us know if you have any questions.