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Share your thoughts on how federal education funding should be used in Fairbanks

Published: May. 20, 2021 at 7:24 PM AKDT|Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is asking for your help in answering the question, ‘What are the biggest needs in Alaska given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning?’.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District sent out a press release asking for community input on how, recently acquired federal funding, should be spent within the education system. The school district has received three rounds of one-time Federal funding to support education through the pandemic and recovery afterwards.

<Deb Riddle, DEED Division Operations Manager>

Alaska has received two thirds of their funds, the total allocation is three hundred and fifty eight million. The districts receive ninety five percent of that money, and the purpose of this fund is to safely get kids back into school and to provide the supports to districts and students and families in order to have that happen for this upcoming school year.

This survey is the Fairbanks community’s opportunity to share thoughts on how and where this funding should be spent. Click on the link below to participate in the survey, the survey will close May 30th, at 11:59 p.m. AKST.

DEED Survey

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