The Board of Education has scheduled a special session next week to approve and adopt the final budget.
University officials recently visited UAF’s Northwest Campus to discuss the issue of sexual assault in Nome, but it was hard to draw connections between efforts in Fairbanks and actions in Nome.
Nome Public Schools has drafted a $14.6 million budget. The district will finalize the budget on April 12, the same day lawmakers are set to gavel out.
“Things look promising — as best as they could,” said Superintendent Shawn Arnold. “As it is right now, education spending is fairly intact.”
The school board also extended Superintendent Shawn Arnold’s contract. He will continue to lead the district through the 2018-2019 school year.
Over the last five years, donations have kept JROTC afloat. But the district can’t sustain the program any longer — especially as they expect cuts in education funding.
The closure would save more than a million dollars outright, but some say it would come at the expense of kids who live in western Alaska.
With cuts looming, NPS is preparing two budgets this year — one that assumes everything goes according to plan and another that predicts significant slashes.
Each club will help high school students explore potential career paths in teaching. The goal is to encourage homegrown teachers and reduce turnover.
The district has received 35 applications from prospective principals looking to replace Edwin “Chip” Sharpe as the head of Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.