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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:49 PM

Slow work on Alaska's state budget could again cause some teachers to be temporarily laid off

JUNEAU — Some Alaska teachers could once again receive temporary layoff notices this spring due to slow action by the Alaska Legislature on the state budget.

With that prospect in mind, House lawmakers are preparing to advance a speedy education budget barely longer than a single printed page. The budget makes no cuts or increases.

“What we’re going to try to do is prepare a separate for pre-K through 12 so we can get the schools funded and you don’t have to worry. That would be nice,” said Speaker of the House Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak.

If the Legislature does not approve a school budget before May 1, local school districts may begin acting under a worst-case scenario for state funding.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/alaska-legislature/2021/04/18/slow-work-on-alaskas-state-budget-could-again-cause-some-teachers-to-be-temporarily-laid-off/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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