School board requests legislature review old statute


The Petersburg School board prepared a resolution Wednesday to send to the Alaska Association of School Boards, or AASB, urging the state legislature to clarify a statute that makes school districts responsible for paying for physical examinations of incoming students.

School districts across Alaska require incoming students to receive physical examinations and parents or caregivers are responsible for paying for the exams.

But after several Petersburg parents questioned the requirement, the school board had its attorney, Allen Clendaniel, review the 60 year-old state statute. In part, it...

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