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School hears community input on budget priorities, strategic plan


February 6, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Superintendent Debbe Lancaster explaining some of the district's budget assumptions during a community meeting over the budget process and the schools' strategic plan.

School officials held a community meeting Monday to learn more about what the public feels is important for the Wrangell School District. The district is currently undergoing its budgeting process for the new school year. The first draft of the FY 2021 budget has revenues set at about $5.5 million and expenditures of slightly under $6.3 million.

About 75 percent of the budget comes from the state of Alaska, according to Superintendent Debbe Lancaster. In a school board meeting on Jan. 20, it was reported that the state contribution to the budget is expected to be around $4 million.

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