Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.
Anticipating a tremendous loss in state funding, Nome Public Schools expects to make difficult cuts over the next several years.
“Next year is going to be a bad year, but it’s going to be the best year of all the bad years to come,” said Nome School Superintendent Shawn Arnold.
Nome Board of Education plans for potential bad news from Juneau, and brainstorms ways to cut district costs.
If a one-time funding bill for education doesn’t make it through the legislature, Nome Schools are looking at a cut of $200,000 as they begin drafting next year’s budget.
Gast says this decision was a difficult one, but due to family matters he will move back home to Texas to be with his children at the end of the semester. The last day of his contract is December 31.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.
Back from the Association of Alaska School Boards conference, Nome’s board discussed what legislative priorities they’ll submit to the City Council to lobby for in Juneau.
Our goal – to raise $1 million for our digital studio expansion and renovation project – is a few notches closer to reality, thanks to the continuing generosity of so many supporters.
In mid-January, KNOM will be mailing tax receipts to all benefactors who have donated a total of $50 or more in calendar year 2013. Our development…