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The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board of Education voted 5-2 in favor of requiring masks for the first semester. Mandatory masks will go into effect on Monday, September 13, 2021.
Beginning Monday, August 30, 2021, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and Durham are suspending some bus routes, on a rotating basis. This is due to the labor shortage that is affecting our community as well as other Alaska school districts and businesses nationwide. Families will need to find alternative transportation based on the schedule below.
The district and Durham have been working continuously over the summer to prepare for the first day of school. Adjusting routes and stops for our many bus riders while facing the nationwide problem of short staffing has proved to be challenging.
The district is committed to providing and maintaining healthy, symptom-free environments for students to learn and for staff to work and teach.
Dear District Families, Welcome to a brand new school year. We are excited to welcome students back to school in person at buildings, in their homes as homeschool students, and in a virtual environment. It is our intention to offer in-person learning for the students in our district throughout the entirety of this school year.
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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.