Parents, students and community members testified on both sides of the mask wearing debate at Wednesday's meeting of the Mat-Su School Board. Masks there are largely recommended, but can be required when schools move into medium risk.
Anchorage teachers are back at the bargaining table with the school district, negotiating a new year's contract. Meanwhile, outside of that contract, the district is offering paid leave for vaccinated teachers who end up with what's known as 'breakthrough' cases of COVID-19. The same paid leave is not available to unvaccinated teachers, who will use their own sick leave.
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson voiced opposition to the Anchorage School District's mask policy that took effect today, a measure the superintendent says is intended to keep kids in school with less disruption.
In a letter addressing the UA community, Interim President Pat Pitney wrote that since all university locations in Alaska fall into a “substantial” or “high” category, he finds it necessary for the university system to follow the CDC’s recommendation.
As spring break approaches Anchorage School District officials want to remind students, faculty, and staff of the COVID-19 testing requirements for anyone who's returning to school following a trip out of state.
In a school year when learning has become unpredictable, with kids zooming back and forth during remote classes, summer is likely to take on a different role this year— one of intense recovery.The Anchorage School District is in the process of creating a robust summer school program.
Singing, dancing and putting returning students at ease. The staff at Aquarian Charter School made a full-fledged music video to welcome their kids back to in-person learning and ease concerns over the mitigation methods now in place due to the pandemic.
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School students remain stuck at home right now due to poor circulation in their school building. Faculty and staff are looking for suitable options for short-term solutions but so far they have been unsuccessful.