Parnell Signs Boarding School, Construction Bills

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation aimed at rural education

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by Associate Press

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation aimed at rural education.
   
SB47, from Sen. John Coghill, relates to boarding schools. It increases the per-pupil monthly stipend to cover room and board expenses and expands to schools that started after 2005 eligibility for the stipend program.
   
SB62, from Sen. Donny Olson, allows for small school districts to qualify for school construction funding.
   
Parnell's office says he signed the bills Tuesday at the Northwest Magnet School in Kotzebue.