By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Assembly approves $1.6 million for schools; max allowed under state law


Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

New parent Tawney Crowley (back row, from left) and teacher Tasha Morse were among the those who attended the assembly meeting May 10 to speak on the borough's contribution to next year's school budget. Teacher Laurie Hagelman looks over at Crowley's 4-month-old infant Ryleigh, seated in her carrier.

The assembly on May 10 unanimously approved $1.617 million as the borough contribution to the school budget for the 2022-2023 academic year, more than $300,000 higher than this year's local funding level and at the maximum allowed under state law.

Everyone who spoke at the assembly meeting called on the assembly to appropriate more money for schools.

Schools Superintendent Bill Burr, School Board President David Wilson, teacher Tasha Morse, parent Kaelene Harrison and first grade teacher and parent Mikki Angerman were among those who testified in support of the larger borough contribution....

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