small schools

Minimum enrollment bill looks unlikely to pass

Jan 26, 2016
Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska (taken 2/14)

A proposal to raise minimum school enrollment - if it comes up as a bill - doesn't seem to have much support among lawmakers. 

Village of Igiugig

Raising the school threshold to 20 could save an estimated $7 million, but rural districts and lawmakers say such a change would be a "death knell" for small communities.