Hometown Alaska: Discussing the Anchorage School District Budget

A panel of people wearing business clothes.
The Anchorage School District Board of Directors listen to public testimony at the Anchorage School District Meeting on December 19, 2022. (Valerie Kern, Alaska Public Media).

The Anchorage School Board needs to pass a balanced budget by March 1. With nearly flat funding from the state, the district is facing a $48 million dollar shortfall. That could mean cutting jobs, increasing the student to teacher ratio, and closing an elementary school. But the budget process isn’t over yet. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we’re talking about the school district budget, how it’s determined, how the school board works and more.

HOST: Anne Hillman

Carl Jacobs, Anchorage School Board member
Andy Ratliff, Anchorage School District Chief Financial Officer

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Anne Hillman is the healthy communities editor at Alaska Public Media and a host of Hometown, Alaska. Reach her at ahillman@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Anne here.

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