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SE Alaska spends $1.9 million in student travel


April 25, 2019

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The FVF Fairweather on its way to Ketchikan in early April.

At a school board meeting last week, Petersburg School District Director of Activities Jaime Cabral said that a recent research project revealed that school districts within Southeast Alaska spent $1.9 million in one year traveling with Alaska Airlines.

The figure only takes into account the amount of money the region spends on travel for activities, like basketball games at other schools or regional and state competitions. Cabral said that Alaska Airlines is looking at possible solutions to bring costs down for school districts in Southeast Alaska.

"When we told them what that number was t...

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