Tag Archives: school budget

Sitka to schools: ‘What are you looking to cut?’

The Sitka School District is looking at a $1.6-million deficit next year, and it’s unlikely that the city will ride to the rescue. The early numbers for next year are not promising.

Is there more important funding than schools?

As board member Tonia Rioux looks on, Superintendent Steve Bradshaw told assembly members to "love every kid who walks down our streets." (Image courtesy KSCT-TVShould the state do more for schools when local governments -- like Sitka’s -- are not doing all they can? That was the question hanging over a joint work session between the Sitka School Board and Sitka Assembly Thursday night (4-10-14). The board presented a draft budget to the assembly with a modest increase in local support to schools -- less than $200,000 -- but also delivered a clear message that more was needed.