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State looks at merging school districts

...the Legislature in February 2004. Seventeen of Alaska's 53 school districts have fewer than 250 students, said School Finance Manager Eddie Jeans. Wilken said the study might lead to legislation combining districts, perhaps as part of a rewrite...

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My Turn: Schools need boost in funding

...over projects favored by high paid lobbyists. As always, the devil is in the details. One real devil in Alaska school finance has been inflation. As recently as 2001 Alaska was spending nearly the exact same amount per student as it spent...

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Can city afford another school?

...public forum Sept. 10. The 1.67 percent was a compromise between the state and the district, said Eddy Jeans, schools finance director at the Department of Education. The district wanted to use a higher growth rate for enrollment, although...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092104/loc_funding.shtml
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Study assumes district can count on more money from state

...needed for several years. Once districts' payments into those funds go back to normal, they will see the benefit of the increases to the per-student funding, said Eddy Jeans, schools finance director at the Department of Education.

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District school-bus changes loom

...the grants will rise at half the rate of any increase in the consumer price index in Anchorage, said Eddy Jeans, school finance director at the state Department of Education. The Legislature imposed the grant program to contain the state's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111003/loc_buses.shtml
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Mat-Su school district facing fiscal pressures

...last year to set 2003-2004 funding levels fell 350 students short of actual enrollment, according to Eddy Jeans, school finance manager with the state's education department. Even if the projections had been accurate, the additional state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122303/sta_matsu.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...half of any increased costs. It gives school districts a vested interest in the contracts, said Eddy Jeans, the school finance director for the state Department of Education. ``We will be impacted, probably between $75,000 and $80...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...meet requirements of the new law, but have revised their budgets to be in compliance, said Eddy Jeans, manager of school finance for the state Department of Education in Juneau. Jeans said his agency requested the board grant the waivers since...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041599/Loc_schools.shtml
Cost of rural education not as high as once thought

...Joule said. The state will spend about $670 million next year in education aid to districts, said Eddy Jeans, school finance manager for the state Department of Education. That money is parceled out by a formula, of which the cost-differential...

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Schools, parents seek more money

...About 60 percent of Murkowski's increase would be taken up by payments into retirement funds, Eddy Jeans, school finance director for the state Department of Education, told the House Education Committee last week. The other 40 percent...

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