By Mark Sabbatini
Juneau Empire 

Juneau plans consolidation into one high school to save money


February 28, 2024

Facing a multimillion-dollar budget hole, the Juneau school board has approved a plan to consolidate the district’s two high schools into one, close its two middle schools, close an elementary school and rearrange where sixth, seventh and eighth graders go to class.

The board approved the plan in a contentious all-night meeting that ended at about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23.

The decision followed hours of testimony from a crowd that board members called one of the largest in recent memory, with attendees overflowing the high school library into a video viewing area set up in the school commons...

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