JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - The Joint Assembly and School Board Facility Planning Committee looked at the scope of the work its contracting out during a meeting Thursday.
That was a topic of discussion on Action Line Friday.
Assembly member Jerry Nankervis serves on the committee.
"We looked at the plan and what we were going to ask the vendor to provide as part of that contract, and that was pretty much all we discussed, along with the timelines we expect," stated Nankervis. "The process is similar to the energy plan in that we have somebody help us, it gets vetted through the committee, and then it will go back for a draft version that comes back before the whole assembly and school board where we'll get to make some more comments before it's completed. It's very similar to the process we use for other things, like the Auke Bay plan and things like that. It's anticipated to be done next October in 2017."
Formation of the committee was spurred by the Legislature's imposition of a five year moratorium on the reimbursement for new school construction and renovation.
"It was an attempt to get a group together to look at what the shape of our facilities is, where we need to invest money in them, what facilities we need or don't need, and how we should use those facilities, in light of predicted student populations."
More from News of the North
GOP's Dunleavy defends oil check in Alaska gubernatorial bid
Juneau, Alaska (AP) As a kid growing up on the East Coast, Mike Dunleavy dreamed of coming to Alaska — of hunting, fishing in wild streams and losing himself in the state's vast, open spaces.
Democrat Begich turns to AK voters one more time
Juneau, Alaska (AP) For months, Mark Begich faced pressure from fellow Democrats to drop out of the Alaska governor's race. Now, he's their best shot at winning the seat.
Drugs seized at airport
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) Police said a woman is charged with trying to smuggle in close to 160 grams of methamphetamine.
Pipe bomb disabled
Sitka, Alaska (KINY) A member of the public located an assembled metal pipe bomb and took it to police.
Alaska governor says he quit race to boost Democrat
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's surprising announcement that he was quitting his bid for re-election with less than 21 days to go was an effort to boost Democratic rival Mark Begich's chances of beating Republican Mike Dunleavy.
Begich and Dunleavy refer to Walker decision in AFN debate
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Walker made his surprise announcement just before a gubernatorial debate at the Alaska Federation of Natives in which he was originally scheduled to participate.
Governor Walker suspends campaign
Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Gov. Bill Walker said Alaskans deserved a competitive race and Mark Begich had the best chance of competing with Republican Mike Dunleavy.
New Juneau Assembly set for busy Monday
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The new Juneau Assembly conducts several meetings Monday.
Alaska salmon stakeholders divided on ballot initiative
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat.
Three arrests made in Ketchikan in separate cases
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A stolen vehicle case in Ketchikan over the weekend resulted in the arrest of a 36 year old man.
Road rage driver avoids jail time for pointing BB gun
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman who menaced a family with a BB gun during a road rage incident will avoid jail time.
Healy returns from Arctic mission
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard Cutter Healy, one of two U. S. icebreakers, has completed its second mission as part of its Arctic West Summer 2018 deployment.