To receive state funding, Alaska schools must have a minimum of 10 students. But some lawmakers are looking at raising the number to 20 or 25.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
In order to balance their $14.3 million budget, Nome Schools will remove 5 full-time positions and dip $303,000 into fund balance. They continue to look for cost saving measures.
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.
This week on Sounding Board, we want to know: what should be the priorities for education in Western Alaska?
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.
Despite attacks from fiscal conservatives in Congress, funding for the Denali Commission has been secured for 2015. Federal Co-Chair of the agency explains what’s at stake if money is cut.
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