Entire community should pay attention to school budget
January 24, 2024
Pick your cliché: Push comes to shove; between a rock and a hard place; money is tight; living within your means; don’t spend more than you can afford.
Children need a quality education to succeed in life.
Just because the cliches flow easily, don’t expect the answers to be as easy.
The school district is in its last year of federal pandemic relief aid, which it has used to cover the salaries and benefits of Wrangell’s two school principals. That means district officials and the school board will have to absorb those expenses into an already tight general fund budget, at a cost of ab...