In this month’s episode of Dearest Alaska, children’s imagination is the last key ingredient in creating a new mobile game app for the National Park Service.
Nome Public Schools are currently estimated to receive $14.4 million in state funding in 2018. According to current expenditures, present costs would result in a deficit of more than $1 million.
Nome Public Schools may soon be facing what Superintendent Shawn Arnold calls “significant” budget cuts. Specific reductions are still uncertain; a final budget is months away.
Helping certify educators, Nome’s Northwest Campus recently hosted teacher camp, a unique opportunity to learn about the space where Alaskan schooling and Alaskan culture intersect.
The school board also approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the Nome Elementary School and a technology upgrade for the entire district.
The club won’t certify students with pilot licenses, but it will give them basic skills and knowledge, according to science teacher Dave Padvorac.
The school board has also approved a new literacy program for Nome Elementary and new social studies textbooks for Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
On the April 28th episode of Exchange, in-studio guest Kaley Slingsby joined us for a discussion on social-emotional learning.
The school board unanimously approved the budget, which does not dip into fund balance or make cuts to staff.
The Board of Education has scheduled a special session next week to approve and adopt the final budget.