Coffman Cove planning for new school in 2008 after waiting 18 years for funding

A small Southeast Alaska community is on track to get a new school. Coffman Cove, on Prince of Wales Island, won legislative funding this year to replace its aging educational facility. Community members say it’s badly needed and will help keep families in town.

School activist Lynn Bateman explains a school display of designs and drawings of the new Coffman Cove schoolSchool advocate Lynn Bateman stands on the ramp up to one of Coffman Cove's school buildingsOne of the modular buildings that make up Coffman Cove's Howard Valentine School
Photos courtesy Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska (hover over the photos for a caption; click for a larger photo)

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau