Meghan Redmond

School year starts with high school programs in Aleknagik, Twin Hills.

Back to school in Bristol Bay

Aug 26, 2016

From Port Alsworth to Perryville and from Koliganek to Togiak, 1474 students in public schools around Bristol Bay are back in classrooms. No schools closed this year, and for some, enrollment is up a bit.

Tanya Dube

All Bristol Bay Borough students will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch when school starts August 23.

$600,000 is on the table to help start new pre-kindergarten programs across the state -- unless the legislature decides otherwise.

Hannah Colton / KDLG

At culture camp on Lake Clark, kids explored an archeological site where their ancestors may have lived more than 130 years ago. 


As early as September, parents in Naknek and King Salmon will be able to enroll their kids in a state-approved childcare provider. 

Rau retires after 15 years at Seventh Day School

Jun 3, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Rod Rau has been principal at the school for eleven years; teacher Sueal Cunningham will take over in the fall.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

The only state-funded air charter to and from school runs between South Naknek and Naknek. More than a dozen students daily used to take the flight; now it's down to two. 

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Hiring committee, superintendent put premium on prior administrative experience; some say that makes it too difficult for local teachers to pursue admin ambitions without moving elsewhere.


The removal of $11 million from the Senate's capital budget is another disappointment for the Bristol Bay Borough School District, after the state decided not to reimburse a voter-approved school bond last year. 

Port Alsworth 7th grader names new Alaska ferry "Tazlina"

May 19, 2016
Tanalian School

"I'm really excited, I can't believe I actually won," says 12-year-old Malea Voran, who learned from the Governor via Skype Tuesday that she'd written one of two winning essays to name two new ferries.

Goodnews Bay Student Wins National Reading Award

May 13, 2016
Sherri Carmichael

Rocky Mountain seventh grader Alexie Evan just won a national reading award from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for logging over two million words read this year. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Monte Thacker, from Wichita Falls, TX, has been in education since 2001, with the past 8 years spent in administration. 

Linda Richter

Linda Richter has been with the district since 1979. "She's just a good person who goes well beyond the call of duty," says husband and fellow Lake and Pen educator Ron Richter. 

Principal candidate Monte Thacker to visit Dillingham

Apr 26, 2016
Anchorage School District

There’s one candidate for the Dillingham Middle/High School principal job, and he’s coming to meet with the community this weekend.