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News from the Alaska State Legislature, the Office of Senator Hughes
Share this on TwitterShare on FacebookFor Immediate Release: February 21, 2017

Committee Taking Public Testimony on Virtual Education Friday

JUNEAU – On Friday, February 24, the Senate Education Committee will be taking public testimony on the potential of increasing virtual education in Alaska’s public schools.  

The committee has heard from teachers, school boards and administrators on this issue; this hearing will be focused on receiving input from the consumers of education, including students, parents, businesses, organizations, and other stakeholders from communities throughout Alaska.

The hearing will begin on Friday with students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District discussing their experience with virtual education. Public testimony will be held for the remainder of the meeting.

You can find out where your local legislative information office is here.  If you are unable to make it to an LIO that morning, you can contact Sen. Shelley Hughes’ office directly at (907) 465-3743 to find out how to testify. If you are not able to testify on Friday morning, you can e-mail your comments to

WHO: Students from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and members of the public  

WHAT: Public testimony in Senate Education Committee on virtual education

WHERE: Butrovich 205, Alaska State Capitol, Juneau                                      

WHEN: Friday, February 24, at 8:00 a.m.  

Live stream:

For more information, contact Joshua Banks at (907) 465-3743.