Tag: Anchorage School Board

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Education funding

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Wednesday, March 08, at 2 and 8p.m. The state budget crisis is hitting public schools, with the loss of 99 teachers expected in Anchorage next year, even if there are no further cuts from the Alaska Legislature. On the next show, we will look at the current situation and how it could change. LISTEN NOW

SCHOOL BOARD | Seat B

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Starr Marsett, David Nees and Kay Ellen Schuster run for Seat B on the Anchorage School Board.

RUNNING Highlights | School Board, Seat B

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Video highlights from 2016 Anchorage School Board Running Program, with candidates vying for Seat B.

SCHOOL BOARD | Seat A

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Bettye Davis and Brent Hughes run for Seat A of the Anchorage School Board.

SCHOOL BOARD | Seat B

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Starr Marsett, David Nees and Kay Ellen Schuster compete for Seat B in the Anchorage School Board.

School Board | Seat A

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Bettye Davis and Brent Hughes compete for Seat A in the Anchorage School Board.

ASD Board Taps Saving to Pass Budget

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After weeks of number crunching, the Anchorage School Board unanimously passed a budget on Thursday night. It cuts $23 million and 200 positions. More than a dozen people testified about the cuts. Then the board made small changes that will make a big difference to the community. Download Audio

ASD Board Taps Reserves to Pass Budget

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After weeks of number crunching, the Anchorage School Board unanimously passed a budget that cuts $23 million and 200 positions on Thursday night. More than a dozen people testified. Then the board made small changes that will make a big difference to the community.

ASD Budget Cutting Process Begins as Legislature Mulls Increasing Education Funding

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Anchorage School District officials presented the 2014-15 budget to the Anchorage School Board Thursday evening. The district faces cutting 23 million dollars this year unless the legislature increases the per student funding. Public testimony was passionate and officials discussed calculations for how much legislators would have to increase funding to stop cuts. Download Audio

Anchorage School Board Approves Teacher Contract

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The Anchorage School Board unanimously approved a new contract for teachers on Monday night. The district saved money in two ways, by not providing benefits for some part-time teachers and by issuing bonuses that do not count toward benefits for other teachers instead of increasing their salaries.

Anchorage Teachers Get Tiny Raise, Part-Timers Lose Benefits

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Anchorage teachers have a new contract. It gives them a small raise that doesn't keep up with the cost of living and eliminates benefits for part-time educators. Listen Now

Corchran Declines School Board Appointment, Board Set to Vote on Alernate

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Over the weekend, the Anchorage School Board appointed a new board member, but Sunday he declined the position because of his employment with VECO corporation during a corruption scandal. Tonight the board plans to appoint the runner up. Download Audio

Browder Steps Down, Replacement Named

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Anchorage School District Superintendent Jim Browder will retire in June after less than one year on the job, and his replacement has already been chosen. The announcement came after a closed door meeting between School Board members and Superintendent Jim Browder at the Anchorage School District Education Center.

Anchorage School Board Passes Budget, Restores Some Counselors

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The Anchorage School Board passed their budget last night with one amendment restoring some counselors. The Board heard final public testimony then passed budget passed 6-1.

School Board Passes Preliminary Budget 6-1

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The Anchorage School Board passed their preliminary 2013-2014 budget Monday (2/4) night after hearing testimony from the public.

Assembly Approves Redistricting Plan, Passes on Single Member Districts

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The Anchorage Assembly approved a final redistricting plan last night (Tuesday 12/18) and rejected proposals that would have put propositions on the April 2nd ballot to create single member districts for the Anchorage Assembly and School Board. KSKA's Daysha Eaton has more.