Two graduates of the Hecla's “Pathway to Mining Careers” program entered the work-force this summer at Greens Creek Mine.
"A lot of attacks happen in Pakistan, like suicide bombings and stuff, but they never killed innocent kids who just went to school and never came back," says Hassam Bazil.
Economist Gregg Erickson says the number will likely drop by 78 from this year’s enrollment of 4,734.
Residents in the area think there are enough students to reopen the school. Last year, there were nine children enrolled. Three left the school partway through the year.
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point and it could force the end of some programs.
"It is just a really special place," says Darren Snyder, UAF Cooperative Extension agent.
The Montessori Borealis community wants their program, with teachers like Cory Crossett, to be becomes its own expanded Montessori school.
Secure Rural Schools paid $12 million last year to Alaska school districts, primarily in Southeast.
The resolution bans cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, water pipes, e-cigarettes, e-cigars and vape pens. It also forbids their use anywhere on a campus, including trails, parking lots and university-owned streets and sidewalks.
Alaska is now one of a several states with a championship meet for girl wrestlers.