I am a parent in a family of two middle and one high school student. To my dismay, class sizes will be up to 35 students per teacher this fall, at their Juneau schools if the Legislature fails to add funding for public education.
This is similar across the state. Hundreds of school employees, including teachers, para-educators, nurses, janitors, clerks, and administrators are slated to be laid off. This includes 50 positions in Fairbanks, 66 in Juneau, 42 in Anchorage, 35 in Kodiak and 144 in Mat-Su, and this doesn’t take into account other Alaskan communities.