Posted: Friday, September 22, 2000

School workshops on Sunday, Tuesday

Juneau - The city and the Juneau School District will hold public workshops about the auditoriums and food service at Juneau-Douglas High School and the proposed high school at Dimond Park.

Voters approved bonds in October 1999 to build a new high school and renovate JDHS, contingent on partial state reimbursement. A ballot proposition in the October election to extend a 1 percent sales tax also would contribute funds for JDHS renovations.

A workshop on the auditoriums is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the JDHS auditorium. Consultants from San Francisco will attend. The meeting will explore the needs of the community and the schools for performing arts facilities. Recommendations from the workshop will be presented 1-4 p.m. Monday in the auditorium.

Food service at the existing and proposed high schools will be discussed 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the school district's central office boardroom. A consultant also will talk about how to provide cost-effective food service.

Recommendations on food service will be presented to city and district staff 1-4 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom. The public is welcome. The central office is on Glacier Avenue and 12th Street.

Alaska Airlines offers PFD fare sale

Juneau - To coincide with this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks, Alaska Airlines has announced special fares for Alaska residents. The dividend this year is $1,964.

The offer is available for round-trip travel originating in Alaska, except from Prudhoe Bay, to more than 70 cities served by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, plus Chicago connections to cities served by American Airlines, the airline said. California destinations include cities served by American Eagle.

The price to travel within Alaska is $269 round-trip. The fare to Washington state is $359 round-trip. It's $549 round-trip to fly to Mexico, or to go to Midwest and East Coast destinations via Chicago.

Passengers must provide proof of residence at the time of purchase or travel. But the fares don't require a PFD batch card or check stub. Fares require a 14-day advance purchase. Other rules also apply.

There is no limit to the number of tickets purchased. Tickets are available now, and the last date to buy tickets is Oct. 31. Return travel must be completed by Sept. 8, 2001. Seats are limited, and the fares may not be available for all flights or on all days, the airline said. Prices don't include passenger facility charges or a federal tax or other fees.

For information go to, call 800-252-7522, or contact a travel agent.

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