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Alaska schools see teacher shortage as school year looms

...still open, but 52 support staff positions remained vacant, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.School district spokeswoman Sharice Walker said unfilled support staff positions range from school nurses to kitchen workers. She said the...
Alaska has latest school start time in nation

...m. are middle or high schools. Just more than two-thirds of the district's schools start at that time.District spokeswoman Sharice Walker said the district staggers its start times to maximize the efficiency of its bus system. The district...
Anchorage schools plan to add extra class

...more than 200 positions, including teachers, unless the district gets a surprise increase in state funding, district spokeswoman Heidi Embley said.Administrators have known as early as December that moving to a seven-period schedule was...
School physicals law could affect districts

...immunizations - for students who transfer in.The Anchorage School District had 4,000 kindergarten students this year, district spokeswoman Heidi Embley said by email.Edtl said most parents get the physicals done on their own, and that is preferred...
Anchorage schools see 25 percent transiency

...and $500,000 from the school district pays for taxis, city buses or vans, or a gas card for a parent, said district spokeswoman Heidi Embley.About 2,270 Anchorage students were homeless last year."Research has shown when a student moves...
Anchorage schools to offer free flu shots

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School District will offer students swine flu vaccine when it becomes available. District spokeswoman Heather Sawyer told The Anchorage Daily News the free shots from school nurses will be optional for parents who...
Juneau schools report first case of swine flu

...School. The parents went to a doctor for a diagnosis and plan to keep the student home until the symptoms subside, district spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett said. "At this point, the family has followed all of the recommended procedures that the district...
Turnout good at final superintendent forum forum it held March 31, the fourth of four it held last month to solicit community input in the process. District spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett said at least 11 people attended based on a sign in sheet, but added that there were additional...
Student flu cases now total five

...H1N1 virus to five. The new cases are among students at Auke Bay Elementary and Juneau-Douglas High School, district spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett said. The cases reported last week were of students at Floyd Dryden Middle School and Mendenhall...
Slashed tires on 45 buses close most Mat-Su schools

...early Tuesday morning outside a bus barn owned by the contractor on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, MatSu School District spokeswoman Kim Floyd said. First Student is the district's main bus contractor and serves 31 of the 36 Mat-Su public...


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