SCHOOLS

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Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux is searching for a new principal.

Joanna "JJ" Hinderberger resigned last month after two years with the school.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with her about why she's taking a new job at the Mendenhall River Community School in Juneau.

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Unalaska's public schools will once again receive the city's full financial support — even as other municipal grants are stretched thin.

Last week, the City Council unanimously approved a $4.35 million funding request by the Unalaska City School District (UCSD).

Superintendent John Conwell thanked councilors for continuing the city's long tradition of making the maximum contribution allowed by state law.

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Next year, the Unalaska City School District will have a big batch of new teachers — and a new bus company.

Superintendent John Conwell updated the school board on both issues last week, emphasizing the district has already filled four of the seven staff vacancies sparked by resignations and sabbaticals.

"We're in pretty good shape at this point in the hiring season," he said.

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As the state considers deep cuts to public education funding, the Unalaska City School District (UCSD) is counting on growing enrollment and local support to cover its budget for fiscal year 2020.

Superintendent John Conwell presented the district's $7,867,695 proposal at a school board meeting last week, saying that figure represents a five-percent hike over this year's budget

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Public schools in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands stand to lose more than $3 million under Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposals to reduce state spending.

That's left regional educators hoping for the best — but bracing for the worst — as they prepare their budgets.

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