The district is unsure exactly how many students will actually return as families continue to think through their options.
Parnell, a Republican, served as governor from 2009 to 2014.
Low-income, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander students are struggling the most with the virtual environment according to the Anchorage School District.
The rules, issued by ICE, said students would need to take classes in-person this fall or leave the country.
Hundreds of students have already chosen other programs while thousands have yet to verify their enrollment with the district.
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Initially, teachers were separated into different eligibility tiers, but the state changed course, opening vaccines to educators of all ages.
The district’s annual financial report shows many families have left the district for statewide homeschool and private school programs.
Students at those schools will be learning online while the schools are sanitized and a contact tracing investigation begins.
A trio of friends will share the honor of addressing their class as salutatorian and co-valedictorians. The friends say their accomplishment has been 10 years in the making.
In the year since high school students have been out of the classroom, Sarah Price has been passionately discussing the negative impact of school closure on students.
Amidst calls for police reform, Anchorage School District opts to keep School Resource Officer program
The program is used across the country and stations local police officers in public schools.
All members of the Mat-Su teachers union are eligible to vote over the next few days on whether to go on strike. The district will have 72-hours notice before a strike takes place.
The number of students enrolled in neighborhood schools statewide decreased by 13%, and the number of students in homeschool programs nearly doubled.
Anchorage School District announced on Sunday evening it would be reversing its controversial plan to return K-2 and special education students to in-person learning as COVID-19 case counts reach record highs in Alaska. Superintendent Deena Bishop made the call after new staffing concerns with both the school district and the city’s health care system emerged late last week.
Appointments for shots were almost immediately completely booked as soon as they became available.
In a press release Friday morning, Johnsen wrote “After deep reflection as to where I am called to lead a university system through these challenging times, it is clear to me and my family that it is in Alaska.”
The district presented proposals for fall scheduling and instruction to the school board.