Enrollment drop will cost Wrangell schools

Wrangell schools could receive at least a couple hundred thousand dollars less in state funding for the next school year, due to declining enrollment.

The community has seen a sharp decline in enrollment this year, likely due to homeschooling and correspondence schooling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, about 200 students are enrolled in the district, according to a presentation at a school district town hall budget meeting Jan. 19. Historically, the district has counted about 300 students a year, said School Board President Aaron Angerman. The district is basing its 2021-2022 scho...


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