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Low voter turnout brings local media together

...Westmoreland believes that if people are more aware of how decisions made by the Juneau City and Borough Assembly and Juneau Board of Education affect them, they might be more motivated to get to the polls. Issues like tax exemptions, mill rates and...
My Turn: School board working toward fair agreement

As a member of the Juneau Board of Education, I appreciate the Juneau Empire Editorial Board's...directly represents the Board of Education.The Juneau Board of Education is made up of seven longtime residents, some...
Empire Editorial: District misfires its handling of gun incident

...gunfire, but the ordeal shot holes in the district's policy nonetheless. School district leaders and the Juneau Board of Education must evaluate their policies and come up with one that doesn't create more panic and chaos. If a real disaster...
Empire Editorial: Challenges await new superintendent

The Juneau Board of Education found its guy.Following a weekend frenzy of public interviews and a beachside meet and greet, Mark Miller of California was...
Empire Editorial: The committee has spoken

...does, it's our hope the Juneau Board of Education heeds the recommendation...lobbied to retain. The Juneau Board of Education has the difficult choice...representatives to the people, the Juneau Board of Education should listen to the message...
Empire Editorial: Apathy trumps involvement yet again, and other stakeholder groups preached "staff over stuff" during public testimony. People wanted the Juneau Board of Education to listen to them in those cases. But when the Board asked for community involvement to highlight the qualities...
Remember the bright side

...of "Juneau's Healthy Indicator Report", Juneau is the healthiest community in the state. As we watch the Juneau Board of Education wrestle with budget cuts, we know that maintaining sustainable funding for our schools is a struggle. Yet Juneau...
Sam's the man

...and Borough of Juneau assemblyman Jesse Kiehl and Catherine Reardon, a legislative aide who also serves on the Juneau Board of Education budget committee."Sam has a clear vision for the future he wants to create as a representative for the people...
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Empire Editorial: Some students more equal than others

The Juneau Board of Education wants all students to receive equitable treatment, so it included a $440,000 program in next year's budget that caters to...
Empire Editorial: Don't gorge now to starve later

Thanks to an increase in per-pupil funding, the Juneau Board of Education was able to restore 16 jobs - for now.The Legislature approved an additional $300 million for education, an amount that will...


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