By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

School district requests increase in borough funding


April 24, 2024

The school district is requesting $1.75 million from the borough for the 2024-2025 school year budget, an increase from the $1.6 million contribution of the past two years.

Even with the increase, the budget will draw down more than half of the school district’s reserves to balance revenues with expenses.

The uncertainty of any increase in state funding is adding to the budget stress at Wrangell schools and districts across the state. The state funding formula has increased little more than a few dollars in the past seven years.

The annual budget and funding request, approved by the Wrangell s...

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