A lot of people were at the library Sunday to stock up on books. Potentially, they’ll be stuck at home, due to workplace and school closures taking effect Monday morning.
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 University of Alaska system is extending spring break, moving classes online and canceling gatherings in response to the spread of coronavirus.
The Alaska School Activities Association canceled this year’s state basketball and cheerleading tournaments due to concerns over the coronavirus. They had previously been postponed.
If all goes as planned, eight more scholars will selected this summer and enrolled in the fall into the second year of the immersive program. Come 2022, a total of 16 people should be certified by the state to teach Lingít, Xaad Kíl or Sm’algyax.
Organizers of the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon, made a decision to cancel the event over coronavirus concerns. The cancellation sent shockwaves of disappointment across the Arctic Circle.
The Coalition for Education Equity of Alaska asked the governor to reverse a veto last July, and now is asking legislators to add the funds back into the budget.
Coronavirus continues to upend the global economy in ways that threaten the stability of Alaska’s budget, the Alaska Permanent Fund and the state’s tourism industry.