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Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...increasing the Alaska minimum wage could increase earnings of Alaska school bus drivers.A state law passed in 1989 requires school...wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School bus Safety Act.The change could eventually add several...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
Nominations now open for School Librarian of the Year

The Alaska Association of School Librarians is seeking nominations for the 2015 Alaska School Librarian of the Year award. The award honors librarians who promote independent lifetime readers and learners; are an integral...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/nominations-now-open-school-librari
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: New school PE rules deserve a workout

...the change; it would follow a statewide trend. According to an Empire report last week, Juneau is the only major Alaska school district that does not offer any waiver options for the physical education requirement.In the second draft proposal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-21/empire-editorial-new-school-pe-rules-
Opinion
ASAA goes old school on the wrestling mats

The Alaska School Activities Association board of directors voted on Tuesday to align the Class 1-2-3A and 4A wrestling seasons. ASAA executive...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-21/asaa-goes-old-school-wrestling-mats
Sports
PE benched with new requirements

...students can more easily satisfy elective requirements that competed with PE class schedules.Juneau is the only major Alaska school district that does not offer any waiver options for the physical education requirement. Anchorage School District...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/pe-benched-new-requirements
Local
Kodiak's Thomet places 15th at national meet

...Dec. 6, culminating in the National Finals last Saturday.Earlier this season, Thomet won his third consecutive Alaska School Activities Association cross country state championship at Anchorage's Bartlett High School in a time of 15:10...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-18/kodiaks-thomet-places-15th-national-me
Sports
Gutsy Gustavus earns Mixed 6 volleyball crown

...glaciers, wildlife and weekend getaways. As of Saturday night, they're now also known for being home to the 2014 Alaska School Activities Association Mixed 6 State Volleyball champions. "We feel great," Gustavus coach Rachel Parks said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-16/gutsy-gustavus-earns-mixed-6-volleybal
Sports
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...timber harvests in the Tongass produced about $1.3 million in revenue, just 8 percent of the total money given to Alaska school districts. Just getting timber harvests back to levels proposed in the most recent forest plan could produce up to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-forested-communities-must-be-
Opinion
Johanson gives Mt. Edgecumbe an unbeaten champ

...senior Paul Johanson did his Norwegian-Tlingit heritage, and his Braves schoolmates, proud on Saturday night with an Alaska School Activities Association 1A/2A/3A state wrestling championship at Anchorage's Bartlett High School."It was definitely...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-14/johanson-gives-mt-edgecumbe-unbeaten-c
Sports
Ketchikan great earns Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

...lead the Kings to a total record of 83 wins and 13 losses during his four-year career. He was also selected to the Alaska School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 2006.Brown still lives in Ketchikan where he retired and still volunteers...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-10/ketchikan-great-earns-alaska-sports-ha
Sports

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