School board reviews prioritized budget list

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School Board got a look at Superintendent Mark Miller's prioritized operating fund expenditure list during a work session Tuesday evening.

    Board President Brian Holst was asked about the work session on Action Wednesday.  "Unfortunately, the scenario is that we're going to have effectively three million dollars less than we did the year before, because flat funding is effectively a cut in funding."  

    So he says the work session  was a four hour discussion and debate on what stays and goes,  Holst says that  will lead to the regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 13, where the first full budget will be presented.

    Holst urges public comment.  "Public input is critical to that process.  So people can come to the meeting.  They can comment on what they think of the budget."

    Citizens can comment on the budget by sending an email to

    Final school board approval will come at the end of the month.  The board is mandated to submit its budget to the Assembly by March 31.  The spending document will undergo amendment following that date depending on what level of funding is approved by the State Legislature.


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