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APS Legislation Introduced


Senate Bill 103, sponsored by the Senate Finance Committee was introduced on April 3rd. If passed, SB 103 would repeal, under a phase out plan, the existing statutes pertaining to the Alaska Performance Scholarship and Alaska Education Grant. The last students to be eligible for these programs would be the high school graduates of 2017 who apply by July 1, 2017. The bill would reallocate funds in the Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund, which funds the APS and AEG, to create an Alaska Education Innovation Grant Fund for grants to school districts. You can find a copy of the bill, which has been referred to the Education and Finance committees, here.


The APS, created by the legislature in 2010, is designed to encourage Alaska students to excel in high school, graduate prepared for college & career training, complete that education and training in Alaska, and contribute to the Alaska workforce and economy. Information about how the APS delivers on those goals is attached.


If you wish to learn more about APS Outcomes after reviewing the attachments, go to: http://acpe.alaska.gov/REPORTS/Reports/APS_Outcomes_Report


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