Because CARES Act funding is restricted, districts say they can’t use it to cover core costs like teacher salaries.
Alaska State Arts Council shuts down after funding loss
The Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday, making Alaska the only state without an arts council. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item budget veto to eliminate the council’s funding of $2.8 million. Alaska lawmakers fell short last week in attempts to override the vetoes.
SEARHC awards healthy living grant to Petersburg Indian Association
The full Petersburg Indian Association tribal council hasn’t yet had a chance to meet and decided on how to spend the money. Tribal organizations have to spend the money by September 30th in order to be eligible for a grant next year.
Can More Money Fix America’s Schools?
It’s one of the loudest debates in education: whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.
With foster care cases up, lawmakers consider funding triage
A line added to the governor’s new budget would accept $1 million in one-time federal funding that could be used to add more front-line social workers.
Sitka High struggles to maintain after-school activities with dwindling budget
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point and it could force the end of some programs.
Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words
Learn about the early days of a young state. Hear the stories of people who worked toward Alaska statehood and participated in the Alaska constitutional convention
Federal cuts could threaten ferry repairs
The Alaska Marine Highway System could be another casualty of federal budget battles. Money used to repair and maintain the aging ferry fleet could become much tighter in the near future.