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Photo: Escaping the rain

Lon Garrison escapes some of Thursday's rain by exercising his dog, Barnacle, under the Douglas Bridge. The National Weather Service forecast...
Fund shortage hits Sitka high school sports

...the year at a loss. "It's not a fix, believe me, it's not a fix to our problem," he said. Board President Lon Garrison said the board would address the issue at a work session in January. If the board does put money back into the budget...
Senate Education moves bill on grant program

...100 percent."The personalized opportunity grant program is exactly what the Sitka School District needs," said Lon Garrison, President of the Sitka School Board. "The ability to put a digital device in each student's hands and to provide...
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers agree on increasing per-student funding, but not on amount

...the state.The $85 increase next year "cannot begin to make up for previous four years of flat BSA funding," said Lon Garrison, president of the Sitka school board.He added that the district estimates it would take an increase of more than...
State | AK legislature
Tech for home school bill sticks in committee

...bill received strong support."This bill offers our public seeking education options that are meaningful," said Lon Garrison, president of the Sitka School Board.Others pointed out that the bill was one of cost containment witnessed by the...
Schools facing a 'no' in money quest them more money going to get more kids to graduate?" he asked. The districts' response is "yes," said Lon Garrison, president of the Sitka School Board and president-elect of the Alaska Association of School Boards. But Garrison...
Gorman wins Sitka Sound Ocean Adventure Race

...first one I'll be back for the next race." Taking second place in the short course race was the double kayak team of Lon Garrison and Peter Gorman, who had a time of 2:38:04. The double kayak team of Tim Fulton of Sitka and Eugene Eichner of...
BSA battle now moves to House

...the state, lobbying for more financial support.Flat funding from the state means painful cuts as costs rise, said Lon Garrison, a school board member from Sitka and president of the Association of Alaska School Boards."We're at a point now...
Schools struggle to define state's demands for accountability for next year."I would say I'm a bit baffled when they say 'we want to see more accountability,'" said Lon Garrison, president of the Association of Alaska School Boards.He said schools are improving and questioned the use of an...
Photo: 55th annual school boards conference

...Chugach; Sunni Hilts, Kenai Peninsula; Sue Hull, Fairbanks; Roseann Demmert, Klawock; Duane Edelman, Valdez; and Lon Garrison, Sitka. Melvin "Dumma" Otton, Bering Strait, is not pictured.


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