03/18/14 - 9:50pm
JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on Tuesday continued its discussion of Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill, focusing on the charter schools.
Many committee members worried that HB 278 may unintentionally create new school districts operated by the state if a charter is denied by a local school district.
Co-chairman Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said it was a very unlikely scenario that his committee plans changing into an impossible scenario.
“It’s being overblown. But if it needs to be tightened down, we can do that,” Stoltze said.