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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education adopted the approved budget for the 2022-23 school year on Monday, June 27, 2022. The goal of the 2022-23 budget is to provide quality services to students within the context of significantly decreased revenue.
Our Facilities Management Department (FMD) has been working hard to prepare the Nordale Education Center building for the upcoming school year. Take a look behind-the-scenes with FMD Executive Director Jahanara Carreon as we continue the building transformation over the summer.
Our two-week Introduction to the Trades program for 11th and 12th graders concluded last Friday with 33 GRADUATES! Led by expert industry instructors at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center, these students received hands-on and real-life work experience while working eight hours a day, five days a week.
As I read about the tragedy that happened in Uvalde, Texas, at Robb Elementary, my heart breaks for the community and the many families impacted. It is difficult to fully comprehend the level of loss and pain they must be experiencing.
The District has been negotiating contract proposals with both the Fairbanks Education Association (FEA) and the Education Support Staff Association (ESSA) since February 2022. The District and the associations have not finalized a successor agreement and will continue negotiations in August 2022.
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[NewsMiner] School district, bus company struggle to accommodate substantial number of last minute registrants | August 21, 2021
The 2021-2022 school year began on Wednesday for Fairbanks public schools, and, as is not unusual, there were complaints about bus delays. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Acting Superintendent Karen Melin sent an email to parents explaining the longer than normal delays.