Plans to start in-person classes at Hutchison High School are delayed for a second time

Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 1:08 PM AKDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 4:12 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Updated August 12, 2022. 4:10 p.m.

Plans to get school underway at Hutchison High School have changed again. The original plan was for Hutchison to start on Monday, August 22.

Damage to the school’s power breaker was discovered after a recent wind storm and needs to be repaired before school can start.

Due to school repairs and shipping delays Hutchison High is shifting to a remote start. The first day of remote school will be Monday, August 22 with remote learning planned to continue through Wednesday, August 31. In-person school will tentatively start on Tuesday, September 6, according to a press release from the Fairbanks North Star Borough District

Original Story: August 6, 2022.

Students attending Hutchison High School are looking at a slight extension to their summer vacation.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) announced on Friday, August 5, the start date for students attending Hutchison High School for the 2022-2023 school year has been delayed.

The first day of school for students attending Hutchison High School will be Monday, August 22.

Presently, there is no electricity at the school. The cause is from damage to the school’s power breaker which occurred during the recent wind storm. According to FNSBSD, “the school will be out of service until the breaker is rebuilt and reinstalled.”

Due to a shortage of bus drivers and because Hutchison High School is a school of choice, the FNSBSD also announced there will be no bus service to or from Hutchison and families are responsible for transportation to and from the school.

“If families are not able to provide transportation to Hutchison High, students will need to enroll in their neighborhood high school.” said FNSBSD.

For more information, please contact: Joshua DuVall, Director of Communications, at (907) 452-2000 ext.11438, or via email

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