Students from Blatchley Middle School spent Feb. 24 learning cold water and wilderness safety from the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and a host of community volunteers. You can hear the full story this coming Friday during “AK” on Alaska News Nightly. Alaska News Nightly airs at 6:06 p.m. on Raven Radio. Find the program online at alaskapublic.org/aprn.
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years. more