The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District will again discuss its FY16 budget at its meeting Wednesday. Without a final budget from the state, things are likely to change again, however the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed to contribute 7.7 million dollars in funding. That is about $250,000 less than the district originally budgeted.
A proposed revision to the budget from Superintendent Robert Boyle would reflect actual Borough funding and change priorities. Under that proposal, the Assistant Principal at Schoenbar would move above the funding cut off, and curriculum materials would be deprioritized. Curriculum materials could still be funded depending on the final budget from the state, which is still unknown.
The Board will also consider reentering a contract for transportation with First Student. The bus company’s current five year contract ends at the end of this fiscal year. If the new contract is approved, First Student would replace the existing fleet with new busses and install camera systems at an increase of $42,156 to the current contract.
Public comment will be heard at the beginning and end of the meeting, which begins at 6pm in Borough Chambers at the White Cliff building.