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Schools see sub shortage

It's not the kind of absence often thought of when it comes to a school day, but hundreds of times a year it's the teacher who's missing. The protocol for a teacher-absence, however, has become less stable over time.
District, union carve out new contract

...87 percent of the budget.In some cases, a reallocation of such a large sum could mean job cuts, but Director of Administrative Services David Means said that isn't expected to be the case this time around."We saved $450,000 in fuel...
Big push for STEM

...attempted to come up with a dollar figure for how much it would eat into the school district's budget.JSB Director of Administrative Services David Means estimated a STEM elementary school in the capital city would be an investment of $140,000...
The gridiron grind begins

...teams that are fast and they can rest my big guys. Everybody on the team will be playing somewhere."JSD director of administrative services David Means said school debt is an ongoing problem."It goes back many years ago," Means said. "They...
JSD lets go of 3 teachers make drastic cuts, including cutting teaching positions and upping the pupil-to-teacher ratio.Director of Administrative Services David Means told the Empire in April that after years of shortfalls and cuts, "the alternatives have been...
School board OKs special election

...acknowledged that it's "amazing how easily (something) can become a back-burner topic."David Means, director of administrative services for the Juneau School District, informed the board that the latest conceptual design for Marie Drake calls...
New 'worst-case scenario' for Juneau schools would cut 18 teachers - and more

...balance the budget on top of ongoing reductions made over the last five years."David Means, JSD's director of administrative services, has been with the school district for almost 10 years and has worked in education in Alaska for more than...
Public Safety discusses budget proposal for next year

...though an official said no layoffs are planned for the affected workers.Kelly Howell is the department's director of administrative services.She said that figure includes 19 specialized trooper positions that would transfer into currently vacant...
State | AK legislature
School board approves charter school contract

...speech and language therapists, English language learning specialists and more, at about $65 per hour. Director of Administrative Services David Means said the system is in place to adhere to legislative intent. School board member Andi Story...
School funding all still hypothetical

...funding," Crane said. "After a certain date, we can't go below that, but we can increase."JSD Director of Administrative Services David Means said the Assembly expressed interest in funding the school district to the cap - whatever that...


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