Local News

Ketchikan district has more students than last year

The four-week counting period for school districts to determine their enrollment ended Friday. The Ketchikan School District reports that its official average daily membership for this year is 2,222 students.

According to Human Resources Director Rick Rafter, that is an increase of 55 students over last year’s count.

The state uses the average daily membership to determine funding for each school district. The base student allocation for each student is $5,680. That base number can be adjusted after other considerations are factored in, such as special education needs, and the size of the school each student attends.

Rafter says a more detailed report likely will be provided during an upcoming Ketchikan School Board meeting.

Recent News

LGBTQ support group meets in Ketchikan

Jacob Trumble, Holly Nore, Tyler Varner, "Izm," and Austin Kalkins meet up in a casual support group for LGBTQ people in Ketchikan.
While support may be rising nationwide, there aren’t any official LGBTQ organizations in Ketchikan. But there are unofficial support systems. more

Dog park receives lease, plans Halloween event

Kim Whalen of the Ketchikan Dog Park group gives an update on their progress and details on a dog and owner costume contest on November 1st. DogPark