Tag: Sitka Schools

Canada’s cruise ship ban fuels more budget angst for city

Canada’s extension of its ban on large cruise ships until 2022 will have a big impact on communities in Southeast Alaska -- and could directly affect schools. When the Sitka Assembly and the school board met last week to discuss next year’s school district budget, the news from Canada cast considerable uncertainty over how much funding would be available. Read More

Opting for full staffing, Sitka School Board passes $21 million budget

The Sitka School Board Wednesday night (4-22-20) passed a $21 million-dollar budget for next year, after agreeing to hold off on any major staff cuts until absolutely necessary. Board members decided that cutting an elementary position to restore counseling jobs at Blatchley and Pacific High wasn't a palatable trade. Read More

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