By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Schools face next year without any more federal pandemic aid

 

January 24, 2024



The Wrangell school district will have to do without federal pandemic-era grants for the next school year, creating a sizable gap in revenues and requiring spending cuts and/or pulling money out of savings to balance the budget.

At a work session Jan. 15, the school board reviewed with district business manager Kristy Andrew a draft budget for the 2024-2025 school year.

The district has been using the federal aid to cover the salaries of its two school principals, but this is the last year that money is available.

“With the exhaustion of our COVID grants, we are estimating an additional $...



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