The state of Alaska has entered into a $525,000 contract with Florida Virtual School, and the head of the statewide teachers’ union does not support it.
A memo from the state of Alaska asks that child care facilities remain open if they can do so safely.
Free meals will be available at elementary and high school sites throughout the district.
After-school activities will also be suspended. Plans for residential boarding schools are still being evaluated.
The school district emailed parents Thursday evening saying they’re closing the school and cancelling all after-school activities and meetings as a precaution.
The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow are expected throughout the day, with an additional 2-4 inches expected overnight.
Two Alaska students will spend a week visiting historic monuments, talking with U.S. Senators and maybe even meet the president and his cabinet.
In response to concerns about monitoring service Bark for Schools, the Juneau School District is providing options to families.
Juneau eighth graders watched the new play Devilfish and got to talk to some of the show’s stars and creators through a program that connects students and artists.
Under the change, families who live in the future Pederson Hill subdivision would send their kids to Riverbend Elementary School.