Enrollment decline will cost Juneau School District

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A bleak budget picture for the Juneau School District is becoming even more bleak.

    Superintendent Mark Miller explained on Action Line Thursday that the enrollment numbers are down and that's a problem for their budget.  "We're down a 126 kids and two intensive need students, so that's about a $1.6 - $1.7 Million problem we're going to have to solve.  So, that's tough," he said.

    When asked to what he attributed the decline, Miller said Juneau has lost a lot of state jobs.  As a result there's a decrease in the number of students in the area. "Right now in Juneau we're seeing families moving out."

    The enrollment numbers to be submitted to the state become official as of Friday.  Miller says there will not be a drastic change in the numbers he cited on the program.


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