Wednesday morning, Bryantt was interviewed about his goals for this upcoming year, which will be his first as the head of the district. Already, Bryantt has concerns about the budget and teacher retention. His priority for right now, he says, is fixing the bus driver shortage.
According to district spokesperson Jillian Morrissey, the district is short about 20-30 drivers. Each school essentially has a designated “no bus” day during the week until those positions can be filled, relying on parents to provide their own student transportation.
On Monday at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, United Way of Mat-Su held its 9th annual Stuff the Bus event where parents and children picked out brand new school supplies for free. The event had everything from school supplies, to immunizations, clothing, and games for kids.
Kids often look for the latest fashions as they head back to school, but the cost of new clothes can quickly add up. In this Watching Your Wallet Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has suggestions for savings as you dress your child for the upcoming school year.
Ursa Major Elementary School may have issues that make the school building vulnerable to a seismic event, according to a letter from Anchorage School District Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt sent to some parents on Monday.
Kindergarten parents can occasionally be nervous about dropping off their child for the first day of school. Alaska's News Source spoke with a number of superintendents from around the state to help put those parents fears at ease.
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.
As some ASD students prepare for a return to the classroom we speak with Superintendent Deena Bishop about the challenges ahead and the hope that eventually all students will have the opportunity to follow suit this year.