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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
- Chapter 11. Construction, Rehabilitation, and Improvement of Schools and Education- Related Facilities
- Section 16. Administrative and Judicial Review.
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. Approval of Grant Applications.
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. Grant Conditions.
AS 14.11.016. Administrative and Judicial Review.
- (a) A district may request reconsideration of a decision of the department assigning a priority to the district's project,
establishing the scope of the project, or establishing the budget for the project. The request must be in writing and
must include a statement of the specific changes desired, and a summary of the evidence supporting the district's
claim that the department has erred in its review of the district's grant application. A request for reconsideration
must be received by the department by the day of the public hearing held under AS 14.11.013
(e). The department shall review its decision on the basis of the request by the district and determine whether its
decision should be changed. The department shall issue its determination in writing within 15 days after the last day
of the public hearing held under AS 14.11.013
- (b) A district may appeal an adverse decision of the department under (a) of this section by filing a written notice of
appeal with the commissioner within 15 days after the date of the department's decision. The notice of appeal must
state the legal and factual basis for the appeal and the precise relief sought. The failure of the district to include
an issue in a notice of appeal constitutes a waiver of the right to have the issue considered. Not later than 10 days
after receipt by the commissioner of a notice of appeal, the chief administrative law judge of the office of
administrative hearings (AS 44.64.010) shall appoint
an administrative law judge who is qualified under AS 44.62.350
(c) to serve as hearing officer and consider the appeal. If the hearing officer finds that the notice of appeal does
not raise a reasonable issue of fact or law, the hearing officer shall issue a written decision denying the appeal.
Denial of an appeal by hearing officer is a final decision that may be appealed under (d) of this section. If the
hearing officer finds that the notice of appeal raises a reasonable issue of fact or law, the hearing officer shall
conduct a hearing on those issues and recommend a decision to the board. The hearing officer shall issue a decision on
the appeal not later than 60 days after being appointed. The board shall consider the recommended decision of the
hearing officer at its next regularly scheduled meeting and may adopt all, part, or none of the recommended decision or
may remand the issue to the hearing officer for further hearings. The board shall issue its decision in writing within
10 days after consideration of the hearing officer's decision.
- (c) The hearing officer may consolidate appeals under (b) of this section, if the notices of appeal raise related issues
of fact or law.
- (d) A district may appeal an adverse decision of a hearing officer or the board under (b) of this section to the superior
court in the manner provided by AS 44.62.560
- (e) The board shall adopt regulations governing procedures for the reconsideration and appeal of decisions under this
section. The regulations adopted under this subsection are not required to conform to AS 44.62.330
- 44.62.630, but shall be consistent with minimum
standards of due process.
- (f) A district may not request reconsideration of or appeal a priority determination on the grounds that a revised
priority assigned to another project, due to a reconsideration or appeal under this section, has resulted in a lower
priority being accorded to the district's project.
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