The Juneau School Board is facing tough decisions over what to cut amid uncertainty at the state level. Cuts proposed at Tuesday’s board meeting ranged from middle school enrollment in a national college readiness program to nurses and health aides.
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.
As the legislative session gets underway, education will once again be at the front of many Alaskans’ minds. That includes Southeast legislators.
Enrollment has dropped to some of the lowest levels the Haines School District has ever seen, but in Skagway, the school is seeing a growth in student population.