Tough budget time predicted by Juneau school superintendent

    Juneau, Alaska (KIN) - The superintendent of schools in Juneau painted a bleak budget picture while a guest on Action Line today (Thursday).

    Mark Miller said this is going to be one of the most difficult budget years that the district has had in decades.  "We need to cut about three million dollars from this year's budget," he said.  "We've cut $11 Million and 92 positions since 2011, so there's no fat left to cut.  We're down to meat and bone."

    The superintendent said they need everybody's input to figure out how they get through this tough budget time.

    Public forums are planned Tuesday, February 6 at the Thunder Mountain High School Library and Wednesday, February 7, at the Juneau Douglas High School Library.  Both forums start at 6 p.m.

    Input can also be provided by sending an email to  

    The Juneau School Board will get its initial look at the budget during a work session Tuesday evening.


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