Review of Alaska’s School Funding Program

APA was hired by the Alaska State Legislature to review the structure of its current funding system and to recommend potential changes to better serve students, schools, and districts.

The study team reviewed the formulas of comparison states, held an extensive stakeholder engagement process, examined the equity of the system, analyzed the relationship between performance, need, and expenditures, and reviewed the fiscal sustainability of the funding system.

APA’s final report provides a road-map for potential changes to the state’s school funding system.