The Ketchikan School Board meets Wednesday, and will hold a second reading of a policy change that recommends kindergarten as the minimum grade for children to be dropped off alone from the school bus.

The policy was approved in first reading during the School Board’s last meeting by a 4-2 vote.

The Board also will continue discussing the FY16 budget.  According to Superintendent Robert Boyle’s report, the district is expecting a million-dollar loss in state funding.

In addition to reductions in personnel and materials, the Board will discuss changes to its transportation and maintenance departments. Boyle will update the Board on meetings with the Borough regarding combining maintenance departments, and advice on a possible district-run student transit system.

The district currently contracts its bus service with a national school bus company, First Student.

Wednesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers at the White Cliff Building. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.