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Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...school building we can put our fists through because the wood is rotted to such an extent," said Yakutat School District superintendent Robin Gray."How do you make kids want to come to school when you have to take everything away?" she asked...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
Art
Juneau School District seeks ways to save school activities amid budget cuts

Nothing is off the table yet for student activities funding.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller formed a special high school activities advisory group to make recommendations for funding the more than $2.5 million...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-15/juneau-school-district-seeks-ways-save-
Local
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...Anchorage. There's no doubt that some of you will be pilloried for the budget you ultimately develop."Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller called in to ask for more funding for the district to pay for legislative mandates. He asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/senate-finance-we-cant-work-until-house
State | AK legislature
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...school funding, would be among the entities cut 72 percent if an operating budget isn't passed.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller did not return a call for comment on how the cut would impact local school operations, but budget...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-18/gov-threatens-layoffs-without-budget-de
Local
Metlakatla student expelled for bringing gun to school

...confiscated. At no time was the handgun brought out and used to threaten other students or staff."Annette Island School District Superintendent Eugene Avey, in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon, confirmed that Lindsey had sent the letter and that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/metlakatla-student-expelled-bringing-gu
Local
Sinister phone calls briefly put Juneau schools on guard

...resumed as normal and were let out for the day without further incident."Everybody got home safe," Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller told the Empire. "We stayed put, we had officers at both sites, keeping students inside...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-27/sinister-phone-calls-briefly-put-juneau
Local
Teacher accused of sexual abuse of student

...interview, saying he was not willing to answer questions without an attorney representing him.Lower Kuskokwim School District superintendent Dan Walker said Wier taught at the village for seven years. He declined to discuss specifics of the case...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-10/teacher-accused-sexual-abuse-student
State
Police unsure school threats are linked

...group. Campbell noted it's also possible there are people "copycatting" the original caller.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller said he's delt with "lots and lots" of bomb and shooting threats on school grounds in his...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-07/police-unsure-school-threats-are-linked
Local
Juneau to host state swim championships again

...sporting events, their investing of energy and time, and the promise to make the 2016 meet a success.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller included a letter saying the school district fully supports the proposal and believes there is...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-06/juneau-host-state-swim-championships-a
Sports
Cutting activities from school budgets is shortsighted

The recommendation of the Juneau School District superintendent to cut the district's activities budget is disappointing, although I certainly understand his dilemma of increasing demands...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/cutting-activities-school-budgets-sho
Opinion

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