Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 11. Construction, Rehabilitation, and Improvement of Schools and Education- Related Facilities
Section 14. Bond Reimbursement and Grant Review Committee.
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AS 14.11.014. Bond Reimbursement and Grant Review Committee.

(a) The commissioner shall establish a bond reimbursement and grant review committee for the purpose described in (b) of this section. In making selections to the committee, the commissioner shall seek to maintain a regional statewide balance on the committee. The committee shall consist of the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, two members of the legislature selected by the presiding officers of the house and senate, and six other people selected by the commissioner as follows:

(1) two persons shall have professional degrees and experience in school construction;

(2) two persons shall have experience in urban or rural school facilities management;

(3) two persons shall represent the public.

(b) The committee shall

(1) review the department's priorities among projects for which school construction grants are requested;

(2) make recommendations to the board concerning school construction grants and make recommendations to the commissioner concerning projects for which bond reimbursement is requested;

(3) develop criteria for construction of schools in the state; criteria developed under this paragraph must include requirements intended to achieve cost effective school construction;

(4) analyze existing prototypical designs for school construction projects;

(5) establish a form for grant applications;

(6) establish a method of ranking grant projects;

(7) recommend to the board necessary changes to the approval process for school construction grants and for projects for which bond reimbursement is requested.

(c) Members of the committee serve without compensation, but members who are not representing the department are entitled to per diem and travel expenses authorized for boards and commissions under AS 39.20.180.

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