Empire Editorial: Here we go again ...

...this isn't a one-time, permanent fix. We'll be in this boat again next year, and perhaps the year after that. Whether we sink or swim depends on how willing parents, staff and school board members are to adapting with the times.
School budget crunch guide for 2016

The Juneau School Board has released four preliminary budget scenarios for 2016 after Gov. Bill Walker announced that he plans reductions in state school...
District considers deficit atop deficit

...presented four preliminary 2016 budget plans to the school board Tuesday night. The four plans include deep cuts to...students could bring in $200,000, Miller said.School board member Andi Story expressed concern that economic equity...
Freshmen dropped from PE option

The Juneau School District school board on Tuesday night approved a PE...physical education before graduating.School board member Barbara Thurston recommended...juniors and seniors.Although the school board originally intended make all high...
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...serve the state."Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, has served as the Denali Borough mayor, as well as on his local school board and fire board, but decided to get back into his original career of mining about a year ago."I made a very concrete...
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JSD plans to expand Tlingit education program to all students

...cultural specialist Glenda Lindley.School board member Lisa Worl said she thought...special education."Wilson told school board members that the district faced...Natives in special education."School board member Barbara Thurston said she...
Middle school sports policies may change travel ban tide middle school activities. We need to go to the school board and say: it's not a lot of money. It is pennies...athletics philosophy will be compiled and presented to the school board at its next regular meeting Feb. 10. The public is welcome...
District plans teacher cuts

...would be 28.67 and high schools would be at 27.9.School board member Phyllis Carlson said the top priority for middle...could be eliminated, parent Stefanie Wolter said.School board member Barbara Thurston said the high school principals...
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 12, 2015

...Last year, the Juneau School District took a risk by switching to a new, more expensive school lunch provider. The school board put $50,000 more toward school lunches even as it cut funding for other programs. Its gamble seems to have paid...
Middle school sports seek assistance from public monitored for each activity, according to the JSD school board policy. All participants and spectators will demonstrate...the increasing number of lawsuits being filed against school boards, administrators, and coaches. Some well-meaning...


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