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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
JSD hopes to beat deadline with $20M bond did not receive enough votes to go into effect immediately or retroactively to Jan. 1, 2015.JSD Director of Administrative Services David Means has been in talks with the City and Borough of Juneau about holding a special election to vote...


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