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Pure Sole: Sugar daddies (and mommies)

Open your pocketbooks, Juneau. Wider? A little wider? Okay, just a little wider? No, WIDER. What part of "wider" do you not understand? There is a dilemma on the books, or rather, NOT on the books, to be precise.
JSD's budget plan matches Legislature's spending

It wasn't the worst-case scenario, after all.The budget approved by the Juneau Board of Education and the City and Borough of Juneau matches the Legislature's school funding appropriation, the Juneau School District confirms...
Juneau school board approves charter school through 2026

The Juneau Board of Education approved Juneau Community Charter School's charter Tuesday, though board members considered a shorter charter and other potential...
With Legislature stuck in limbo, school board passes twin budget plans

The Juneau Board of Education has approved two budget options, and picking the final one will depend on the budget to be passed by the Alaska Legislature...
JSD considers bullying prevention, intervention

After reports of violent hazing in high school sports and cruel bullying in schools and online, efforts in prevention and intervention on behalf of both the bullied and the bullies is a high priority for the Juneau School District.
School board approves charter school contract

The Juneau Board of Education voted during its regular meeting on Tuesday to approve the Juneau Community Charter School's annual contract. The board also...
School board OKs special election

The Juneau Board of Education has voted unanimously in favor of a special bond election designed to beat an Alaska Legislature-imposed deadline.
My Turn: Merging high schools is in students' best interests

In light of all the recent news regarding high schools in our town, the time is now for discussing and planning what the best course forward should be.
Juneau School District may have missed deadline for state help on Marie Drake construction

...reimbursement disappears. When the moratorium ends in 2020, that maximum percentage drops to 50 percent. The Juneau Board of Education voted during a special meeting on April 21 to request a special election to vote on a school construction bond...
Empire Editorial: Can Juneau still afford all its schools?

In 2008 when Thunder Mountain High School opened its doors to students, many in Juneau questioned if the city needed two high schools. Today, we wonder not IF Juneau needs two high schools but HOW it will continue to pay for both.


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