The Legislature hasn’t decided how much it will spend next year, leaving schools to draft their budgets based on guesswork.
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Without action from legislature, Sitka’s schools could lose 15 teaching positions next year
Alaska is one of the few states that doesn’t appropriate money for education until after most districts have prepared their budgets for next year.
Despite ‘racial backlash,’ Sitka school board reaffirms decision to rename Baranof Elementary
The school board is sticking with their plan to name the school after a “significant local cultural educator” rather than bow to public pressure that struck some board members as racist.
Canada’s cruise ship ban fuels more budget angst for Sitka schools
When the Sitka Assembly and the school board met last week to discuss next year’s school district budget, the news from Canada cast considerable uncertainty over how much funding would be available.
Sitka School Board to consider Tlingit land acknowledgment to promote respect, healing in city schools
The Sitka School Board will consider acknowledging Tlingit lands when it formally opens its meetings.
From breakfast to BFF’s, school counselors tackle barriers to student success
The Sitka School District’s counselors are taking the offensive as the administration begins to outline next year’s budget. Counselors from every building shared an hour-by-hour look into their work days on Dec. 4 for the Sitka School Board, and the range of emotional and behavioral issues they typically address.
Test results point to achievement gaps among Sitka’s students
Sitka’s school district is performing above the state average based on the latest test scores — but the numbers are not necessarily something to brag about. Instead, Sitka’s educators hope the new test results help them focus their efforts on under-performing populations in the schools.
How much missed school is too much?
The high cost of travel for extracurricular activities in Sitka’s schools has been an ongoing debate for years. Now, the school board is going to take a hard look at whether travel costs students and parents more than just money.