Students start school this week

Back to school time is just around the corner. High school orientation took place earlier this week and teachers returned to work yesterday. At Auke Bay Elementary School, renovations to entry areas, offices, and the parking lot are finishing up. Students at Gastineau Elementary will start the new school year with a renovated playground. School…

Federal budget cuts hit Head Start

Juneau’s Head Start program will be delayed 20 days this fall, due to federal budget cuts. The so-called sequestration that went into effect last spring is affecting Head Start throughout the state. Tlingit & Haida operates the pre-school programs in Juneau.  The budget is taking about a 5 percent hit. Instead of early September, classes…

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