Borough provides schools the same funding next year

For the third year in a row, the borough will provide $1.3 million in funding for Wrangell schools, the largest spending category in the municipal budget.

About $700,000 of the local contribution to next year’s school district budget will come from Wrangell’s general fund revenues of sales and property taxes, with about $600,000 in federal financial assistance directed to Wrangell under a U.S. Forest Service nationwide program of payments to rural communities.

The borough assembly approved the $1.3 million appropriation without opposition May 25.

The steady local contribution is important for...


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