By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

School district looks at team accounts to cover travel overspending


September 27, 2023

The school district overspent its student travel budget the past two years and is considering filling the gap with money from team fundraising accounts — the cash that athletes, their parents and supporters raise for equipment, uniforms and other extras not funded by the district.

Pulling as much as $36,000 from what are known as “class and club” accounts is controversial, particularly since the district has fallen short of explaining the problem and the solution, said several high school team coaches who spoke at the school board meeting on Sept. 18.

Swim coach Jamie Roberts told the...

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