Governor's veto plus a deficit keep school district struggling to meet basic needs
June 28, 2023
Though the governor vetoed half of the legislatively approved increase in state funding for public schools, it will still be enough to erase the deficit in the budget adopted by the Wrangell school board last week.
The budget for the 2023-2024 school year shows a $121,717 deficit, which is covered by drawing on savings, but the district will revise its spending plan in the fall to include the additional state aid and after it has enrollment numbers.
The district expects to receive a one-time increase of about $212,500 in state funding for next year, even after the veto, which the governor i...