• Budget Solutions

FAQs

  • ASD has more than 7.8 million square feet of facilities and maintains the largest public facility footprint in the State of Alaska. As Alaska’s largest public school district, ASD budgets nearly $21 million annually for building and preventive maintenance. A quality school’s functional life, without major renewal, ranges from 30 to 50 years. However, for ASD’s 86 school buildings—many built in the population boom of the 1960s and 1970s, additional funds beyond the maintenance budget are required.

  • Why is ASD considering closing schools and programs?

  • How much money do these closures save ASD? 

  • What schools are recommended for closure? Where will staff and students go?

  • When will campus closures be made?

  • Why were these schools recommended? What were the factors?

  • Why did you choose so many title 1 schools to close?

  • Will closing school impact the teacher to pupil ratio?

  • How will this impact bus transportation?

  • How were the school boundaries determined?

  • If the campus is closed, how will the empty building be used?

  • What special services were offered at the schools recommended for closure, and will they be maintained?

  • What additional school reconfigurations/closures will be considered?

  • How can families participate in the budget solutions process?

  • What efficiencies can be created from modifying the ASD Virtual and Middle School models?

  • How do the ESSER funds and Pupil to Teacher Ratio affect ASD?

  • If the immersion program was cut, how much money would that have saved? How much was it estimated the High School program cost?

  • What is being looked at to now be cut instead of that program?

  • What is still being considered for cuts?

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