Bristol Bay and Beyond, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

School's out! A Dillingham principal says goodbye, students in South Naknek hop a plane to school, graduating seniors reflect on high school highs and lows, and more. 

Join us Fridays for Bristol Bay and Beyond, our weekly newsmagazine on KDLG. The show airs at 12 pm and 6:30 pm on AM 670, and 8:30 pm on 89.9 FM.

As students across the region are putting up their bookbags for the summer, we present the Education Edition of Bristol Bay and Beyond. 

We’ll look at what happened to education in the Legislature this spring."With the removal of the $50 increase to the BSA, that's almost $33 million less for school districts than what's in statute," says Shana Crondahl.

Then, a parting interview with outgoing Dillingham Principal Bill Schwan: "I feel very confident that the place is a better place than when I came. Our team - which includes parents, teachers, students, community - has really worked hard."

Taking a daily air taxi to school might seem extraordinary. But to those who actually do it, it’s "just like riding a bike," says Steven Angasan, who took the air-bus from South Naknek in the 1970s. We'll learn more about this pupil transportation system, the only one of its kind in Alaska. 

Graduating seniors around the Bay tell us what’s next. And a few dramatically inclined students are headed to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer; we'll get a preview of their talents. Those stories and more, along with a look back at some of the week's news...

Goofing off with sunshine and hot dogs at the last day of school barbeque in Dillingham, May 27, 2016.
Credit Molly Dischner/KDLG

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