School funding tops Juneau Assembly committee agenda

Class sizes in the capital city will grow next year, unless the Juneau Assembly can muster another $769,000 for schools.

That’s according to Juneau School Board President Sally Saddler in a written appeal to the Assembly. An Assembly committee is reviewing the request Monday.

For years, the city has spent as much as state law allows it to on education. Part of an education bill the governor is expected to sign into law will raise the upcoming budget year’s local contribution cap. The school board’s request falls within the new cap.

The Assembly committee’s other business on Monday includes:

The Juneau Assembly’s Committee of the Whole meets at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

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