In mid-January, the assembly asked borough staff to look into various revenue options. They include extending the voter-approved tobacco excise tax, and dedicating 100 percent of the proceeds to local schools.
Ketchikan School Board President Matt Eisenhower told the board during its regular meeting Wednesday that Ketchikan’s school system gets most of its funding from the state – about $25 million. He said 25-percent of that is $6 million to $7 million.
Borough mayor David Landis gave a presentation on the state of the borough. Landis also answered questions about the status of the Gravina Access Project, the borough’s economic situation, and effects of likely state funding cuts.