Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 20. Teachers and School Personnel
Section 470. Powers of Commission.
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AS 14.20.470. Powers of Commission.

(a) The commission may

(1) study proposals developed by regular committees of any existing professional organization whose members are within the teaching profession;

(2) subpoena witnesses, place them under oath, and maintain written records;

(3) warn or reprimand members of the teaching profession, if in the judgment of the commission such action is warranted;

(4) suspend or revoke the certificate of a member of the teaching profession for one of the reasons set out in AS 14.20.030 except that in the case of an administrator, the commissioner must concur;

(5) make any recommendation to the board or to school boards that will promote an improvement in the teaching profession;

(6) request assistance through any of the investigative processes of any existing professional teaching organizations when analyzing charges of breach of ethical or professional teaching practices;

(7) appoint an executive secretary, delegate those ministerial functions to the executive secretary as the commission may decide and set the executive secretary's compensation with a starting salary not exceeding range 26, step B of the pay plan for state employees in AS 39.27.011(a).

(b) A decision issued by the commission with the approval of the commissioner under (a) (4) of this section is final.

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