Leadership at Ketchikan’s University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday asked the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to oppose a proposed campus merger. Priscilla Schulte leads the Ketchikan UAS campus. She says the proposed cost-cutting move to merge UAS with University of Alaska campuses in Anchorage or Fairbanks won’t serve students in Southeast Alaska. “There’s quite a…
They say the proposed University of Alaska Southeast merger scenarios will not resolve the financial challenges facing the university system.
The head of Alaska’s public university system is potentially leaving the state to take over the helm of the University of Wisconsin System.
For years, UA has grappled with reduced state funding and lost tuition dollars as enrollment declines. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. It cut into the finances of the already-strained university system.
The grant program would pay child care providers with CARES Act money through the end of the calendar year.
The board voted to punt the decision on the reading list and course outline until May 2021.
State education leaders want to “pandemic proof” the school year.
Kaylee King doesn’t have internet. She’s limited to calling teachers by phone and asking questions. The former excellent student is working hard just to keep up.
Because CARES Act funding is restricted, districts say they can’t use it to cover core costs like teacher salaries.
But even with a higher local contribution than last year, the school district is still getting less funding overall.