By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

School district may use reserves to cover state travel deficit


October 25, 2023

Larry Persily / Wrangell Sentinel

Chris Johnson, a board member of the newly organized Wrangell Athletic Club, explained at the Oct. 16 school board workshop the fundraising organization's hopeful role in helping to fund student travel to state competition.

School district administrators have recommended using a collection of unspent accounts and general fund reserves to cover the $44,000 deficit in the travel account from past state competition, while acknowledging that does not address the funding problem for the current or future years.

The school board will consider the staff recommendation for wiping out the negative balance in the state travel account at its Nov. 20 meeting, along with discussing options for covering travel costs for this and future years.

The topic for Nov. 20 will be "what we can do going into the future," said Dave Wi...

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