By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel writer 

House puts together budget with one-time boost in school funding


April 13, 2023

The Petersburg School District would receive another injection of one-year additional state money under a budget headed toward approval in the Alaska House, falling short of a permanent increase in the education funding formula sought by school districts statewide.

Under the House budget, state funding for K-12 public education would increase by about 14% for the 2023-2024 school year.

The state’s foundation funding, based on enrollment, covers about 65% of the Petersburg district’s total general fund budget.

The Republican-led House majority structured the budget last week to draw the...

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