Thanks to an increase in per-pupil funding, the Juneau Board of Education was able to restore 16 jobs — for now.
The Legislature approved an additional $300 million for education, an amount that will be spread across three years and the entire state. Juneau will receive about $2.8 million, of which $1.7 million can be used at the district’s discretion. That money will save the jobs of 13 teachers, one custodian and two special education assistants.
How long will these jobs be safe?