AK–Anchorage School Board Cuts Dozens of Teaching Positions, and the Situation Could Get Even Worse

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The Anchorage School Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a budget for next school year that cuts dozens of classroom teaching positions to partially close a $15.3 million budget gap.

The seven-member board voted on the budget after about 30 minutes of discussion at its evening meeting, leaving the document crafted by the district administration largely unchanged.

Assuming the state Legislature doesn’t decrease or increase per-pupil state funding, the $563.6 million general fund budget for the 2017-18 school year results in the net loss of about 123 “full-time equivalent” positions, including 99 teachers, to save about $7.2 million total.

Read more…(Alaska Dispatch News)

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