School finances need long-term answer


January 25, 2023

The staff, faculty and students at Wrangell’s three public schools work hard and believe in the importance of education.

Parents help out with volunteer work, and the overall community pitches in, too.

The borough this year is contributing the maximum amount of funding to the school district operating budget allowed under state law. During budget deliberations last May, the assembly boosted the local contribution by more than $300,000 to reach the max for the 2022-2023 school year.

And while that local support is enough for this year and probably next, it’s not enough on its own for the...

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