By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

More state money possible for school budget and building repairs


Gov. Mike Dunleavy has indicated he is willing to accept a one-year increase in state money for schools as legislators work toward a $175 million addition to the funding formula before their scheduled adjournment deadline May 15.

The increase would cover almost two-thirds of the projected revenue gap in the Wrangell School District operating budget for the 2024-2025 school year.

Districts statewide face significant budget deficits after more than seven years without an increase in the state’s per-student funding formula.

Though both the House and Senate have approved $175 million in one-time m...

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