Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 12. Organization and Government of School System
Section 150. Establishment and Purpose.
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AS 14.12.150. Establishment and Purpose.

(a) The districts of the state public school system may join together to establish regional resource centers to provide services, including but not limited to the following: accounting, payroll and other fiscal; media; instructional support; bilingual-bicultural educational; in-service and staff development; student; diagnostic; school management; and school board member training.

(b) A regional resource center established under (a) of this section shall be governed by a board consisting of one representative from each participating district. The representative shall be appointed by the governing board of that district. The term of office of regional resource center board members shall be two years, beginning July 1 of each calendar year. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointment.

(c) Regional resource center boundaries shall be established by the board on recommendation of the commissioner of education and early development in the following seven regions of the state: southcentral and the Aleutian Chain, western, northwest, Bristol Bay, interior, southeast, and Kodiak. A district may not be included in more than one regional resource center area.

(d) Regional resource center boards may receive and expend both public and private funds to operate a regional resource center.

(e) Employees of the regional resource centers are not in the state service and are not subject to AS 39.25 (State Personnel Act). However, all regional resource center employees shall be members of either the teachers' retirement system (AS 14.25) or the public employees' retirement system (AS 39.35).

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