Bristol Bay Borough School District

Courtesy of Shannon Harvilla

Students and staff at the Bristol Bay Borough School have gone through a lot this year — from the trials of remote learning to attending class in fish processing facilities and churches. The school held its first classes in the building last week.

Courtesy of Shannon Harvilla

A school renovation project that was supposed to finish months ago left the Bristol Bay Borough school looking for class space. Organizations around the borough stepped in to offer makeshift classrooms — a welcome solution during a particularly bumpy year.

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School starts on Monday! There are going to be some changes this fall for students, staff, teachers and families. 

Ida Nelson



The start of school is around the corner. Here’s a rundown of what families around the region can expect, and resources where they can learn more


Courtesy of Shannon Harvilla.

The Bristol Bay Borough School District is rolling out its homebound instruction tomorrow. Dillingham expects to update its original plan this week. 

Courtesy of Shannon Harvilla

The borough received a $225,000 Rasmuson grant toward the playground. Now it is scrambling to collect matching donations from the community before the end of the year. 


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The Bristol Bay Borough's municipal election is Nov. 5, 2019. Absentee and early voting continues through Nov. 4. 

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At a public hearing on the Dillingham school's operating budget, Superintendent Jason Johnson said that Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts would be "catastrophic." For now, educators in the region are sticking to the status quo.

LaRece Egli

The NN Cannery in Naknek was in operation almost continuously from 1895 until 2015. In early October, 19 students at Bristol Bay High School took part in a digital workshop to document stories of the people who worked there.


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Bristol Bay area schools wrapped up the final round of commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

Tanya Dube

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

Bristol Bay students head to the beach

May 20, 2016
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Rain hasn't kept Bristol Bay students from enjoying end-of-the-year activities like beach trips and field days.

New cookbook promotes Alaska-grown eats for kids

Dec 9, 2015
DEED Alaska Child Nutrition Program

The new compilation of kid-friendly recipes features Alaska-grown ingredients on every page. But even as demand for local food grows, it's getting harder for many districts to buy food raised and caught in-state. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Update: Dillingham beat Tok and Bristol Bay bested Hooper Bay Thursday, advancing both teams to the semi-finals Friday. 

Bristol Bay's Michael Swain elected to AASB leadership

Nov 13, 2015

Elected by the Association of Alaska School Board's 15-member board, Swain will serve first as Secretary/Treasure, next year as President-Elect, and then as President.