Participate in community conversations about the school budget
During the next few months, the district will participate in community discussions about what is valued in public education.
Due to standard inflation, the district starts each budget process at a deficit. The guidance provided by the Anchorage School Board is to build next year's budget based on state statute, which includes a $50 increase to the state's Base Student Allocation. This calculation will create a $10-$13 million dollar gap between revenues and expenditures.
"As we work through various options, challenges and opportunities surrounding next year's budget, we will continue to focus on students," said Superintendent Ed Graff. "We know the greatest impact on a child's education happens in our schools."
Superintendent Graff and the Anchorage School Board are asking for staff and community members to share their thoughts and offer a variety of ways to participate.