This session, some state legislators hope to put an end to the uncertainty school districts across the state face when it comes to their budgets. House Bill 287 and Senate Bill 131 both address K-12 school funding, but in different ways.
Twenty years ago, a group of parents in Juneau banded together to establish a school where they could be more directly involved in their children’s education. Ever since, the Juneau Community Charter School has offered an alternative learning environment.
For the third year in a row, more than 300 Juneau second-graders visited the building’s clan house and exhibit for a cultural excursion. The field trip is part of Any Given Child Juneau, an initiative to expand arts education locally and backed by the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
The Juneau School District has completed its annual count of student attendance. About 4,679 students attend school this year — 105 fewer than last year. While the difference may seem small, the impact could be significant.