Rural schools funding dies in Congress, leaving Alaskan schools underfunded

A federal program that provides millions of dollars in education funding for southeast Alaska failed to make it through the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. It was a roller coaster ride for the Secure Rural Schools Program this past week. A $2 billion four-year reauthorization was included in a tax bill which passed by a nearly unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate last Tuesday.

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg

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