During discussion of the third draft of the revised budget, Superintendent Shawn Arnold announced that the budget deficit had increased. “Without the youth facility, with the way the funding formulas work, it’s over $400,000 lost to our budget.”
During the consideration to close the center, citing high operating costs and fluctuating attendance, the Department of Health and Social Services said shuttering the Youth Facility would save more than $1 million.
The club won’t certify students with pilot licenses, but it will give them basic skills and knowledge, according to science teacher Dave Padvorac.
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.
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.
After suggesting higher minimum enrollment, Rep. Lynn Gattis says she “doesn’t know” if she’ll introduce a bill — or if it would even pass.
Larry Kobuk died in January after being restrained at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. His was one of many inmate deaths that led Gov. Bill Walker to call for a review of Alaska’s Department of Corrections.
The school board swore in new members and resolved to fight a bill that could shut down two Nome schools.
Troopers say 18-year-old Ned Ahgupuk and three 15-year-old boys used a crowbar to pry open a door to the clinic’s medication room before stealing 101 tablets of painkillers and five syringes of morphine.
In Monday’s news: WIC and the DEC have issued a recall for cartons of OvaEasy egg-products shipped to families in rural Alaska; A young boy is…