House budget would send extra $143,000 to Wrangell schools
April 13, 2022
The state budget plan adopted by the House last weekend includes an additional $143,000 in one-time funding for Wrangell schools, almost a 5% boost from a state aid formula that has not changed in five years.
The district has been relying heavily on federal pandemic relief money and reserves to fill budget holes the past couple of years, and plans to do the same for the 2022-2023 school year. District officials acknowledge it’s not a sustainable financial plan.
State funding to school districts is based on a per-student formula, and Wrangell has been hit hard by the loss of almost 20% of...