Senate Changes Funding Formula for Rural Schools

The State Senate unanimously passed a new funding formula for rural school construction on Thursday. Senate Bill 237 would require future legislatures to put $40 million annually into a fund to pay for new school construction.  It’s the first major step that the Legislature has taken in 10 years since the Superior Court ruled the State’s funding formula violated the rights of Alaska Native students.

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel

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