2016 Alaska Statutes
Title 14 - EDUCATION, LIBRARIES, AND MUSEUMS
Chapter 14.30 - PUPILS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR PUPILS
Article 10 - BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION
Sec. 14.30.420 Native language education.
(a) A school board shall establish a local Native language curriculum advisory board for each school in the district in which a majority of the students are Alaska Natives and any school district with Alaska Native students may establish a local Native language curriculum advisory board for each school with Alaska Native students in their district. If the local Native language curriculum advisory board recommends the establishment of a Native language education curriculum for a school, the school board may initiate and conduct a Native language education curriculum within grades K through 12 at that school. The program, if established, must include Native languages traditionally spoken in the community in which the school is located. Each school board conducting a program of Native language education shall implement the program as a part of regular classroom studies and shall use
(1) instructors who are certified under AS 14.20.020 or 14.20.025; and
(2) to the maximum extent possible
(A) instructors and instructional materials available through the University of Alaska; and
(B) audio-visual, computer, and satellite technology.
(b) In this section,
(1) "district" has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990 ;
(2) "Native" means a person of one-fourth degree or more Alaskan Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut blood.
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