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A good crop of candidates

...Director Brian Holst are running unopposed for the seats. Holst was the co-chairman of the school board's citizen Budget Committee this year.The lineup of 11 promises a lot more competition than last year's race, which featured only one contest...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/good-crop-candidates
Local
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

...expense of the most severe fires.In a letter to colleagues last month, Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said fighting forest fires should be a funding priority, but the administration's proposal would "lead to higher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/report-firefighting-costs-eroding-conse
State
House education plan saves Juneau $2.1M

...comment specifically on how the district would use the money, but he pointed to an "Add Back" list created by the budget committee this spring that prioritizes cuts to reinstate should additional funding become available.The 13-item list includes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-02/house-education-plan-saves-juneau-21m
State | Local | AK legislature
JSD: Little-known program makes big difference

...item, and one the community budget committee thinks should be eliminated...budget documents.The community budget committee voted 9-6 at its last meeting...is grateful for the time the budget committee put into creating its proposal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-11/jsd-little-known-program-makes-big-diff
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Some students more equal than others

...proposal because the program came with a hefty $440,000 price tag. Yet it's a program serving only 300 students. Budget committee members are concerned that the program is too exclusive. One would think the school board would rally behind this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/empire-editorial-some-students-more-e
Opinion
Empire Editorial: The committee has spoken

...The Juneau School District's budget committee emphasized "staff before stuff...The proposal put forth by the budget committee would put four instructional...teachers over textbooks, or as one budget committee member said Wednesday, "staff...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-28/empire-editorial-committee-has-spoken
Opinion
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...and unless you are one of the millionaire lobbyists or billionaire Wall Street financiers that Rep. Young and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan rub elbows with, it is not a declaration on your side.Young is not chairman of any committees...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/my-turn-ryan-budget-means-harsh-cuts-
Opinion
Letter: Reverse your mistake, JSD

The Juneau School District administration and school board, in ignoring the budget committee's recommendations, continues to follow its own agenda, backed by school board members. That agenda: control how teachers...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-17/letter-reverse-your-mistake-jsd
Letters
Empire Editorial: Gelbrich's resignation the right move

...their superintendent would stand to support them. The announcement may also come as a welcome surprise to school budget committee members who spent many hours cultivating viable solutions to the district's tough budget questions, only to have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-14/empire-editorial-gelbrichs-resignatio
Opinion
District sticks with teacher cuts

...does not sit well" with school budget committee member Michelle Norman and the...reworked after the 17-member budget committee voted on and submitted a proposal...500,000). The community budget committee voted to postpone the curriculum...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-13/district-sticks-teacher-cuts
Local

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