Alaska School Performance Incentive Program (AKSPIP)

The Alaska legislature approved the Alaska School Performance Incentive Program in 2006. Former Governor Frank H. Murkowski signed the legislation, House Bill 13, in June 2006.

The goal of the program, which was proposed by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, was to serve as an incentive for all employees in a school to create a learning environment in which student achievement substantially increases.

House Bill 13 dealt with a number of education issues. The incentive program is described on pages 1, 2, 3 and 14 of the bill (see link below). The law is Alaska Statute 14.03.126.

The law established PIP as a pilot for school years 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009. PIP allowed for incentive payments to be distributed to up to 850 certificated staff per year, as well as all non-certificated staff employed within eligible schools and certain district-level support staff.

PIP was not renewed following the three-year pilot period. This web page contains historical information about PIP including the authorizing statute, original and revised program regulations, news releases, and program results.