By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

School district applies for state money to repair aging buildings


September 6, 2023

The school district has submitted its application for a spot on the Alaska Department of Education’s list of schools in need of major repair and rebuilding grants.

The department reviews and lists projects from across Alaska in order of priority, and then each year the Legislature and governor decide how much state money to commit — which has been only enough in recent years to cover less than 10% of the projects.

The district is hoping for $6.5 million from the state to go along with $3.5 million from a bond issue approved by Wrangell voters in 2022, totaling $10 million to cover the m...

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