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Southeast Alaska school closing down over lack of students


PETERSBURG – A school on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska that saw only a handful of graduates last year is closing its doors due to a lack of students.

The small school on the northern end of the island in Port Protection is closed for the fall semester. The closure comes after the recent

shuttering of two other schools in the Southeast Island

School District, KFSK-FM reported.

Superintendent Lauren Burch said the Port Protection school had only a few graduates this year and that there are no school-age children left in the small community.

“You know it’s a small school a...

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