JUNEAU -- An aide says the Senate has stopped working on a bill that would change the way the state Education Department intervenes with struggling school districts.
Edra Morledge, an aide to Senate Education co-chair Kevin Meyer, says the focus has turned to K-12 school funding.
The department's recent hands-on approach with struggling districts has been a point of contention.
SB194, the Senate proposal, would have required community feedback and provided the state more guidelines for working with districts not meeting state standards.
A House bill on the same issue -- known as school intervention -- would lower the state's ability to make decisions for districts. HB256 was heard and held by the House Finance Committee this week.
House Education Chair Alan Dick is still pushing the bill.