• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
37s

Galena to adjourn school in May despite late start

By Associated Press 10:49 AM February 6, 2014

Galena, with a population of just under 500 residents, is located about 270 miles west of Fairbanks.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Despite opening three weeks late, schools in Galena will adjourn as normal in late May.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/T5NjFn) classes didn’t start this year until Sept. 9, three weeks later than normal because of flooding last spring.

The state requires 180 days of instruction for a school year. To meet that requirement and still adjourn classes on May 23, the district has been holding sessions on Saturdays and shaved off time from the Christmas break.

Galena, with a population of just under 500 residents, is located about 270 miles west of Fairbanks.

___

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest Stories

  • News

    Anchorage police investigate Boniface stabbing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 27, 16:17

    Anchorage police are investigating the stabbing of a man near Russian Jack Springs Park Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., police received word of a stabbing near the 1000 block of Boniface Parkway. A man with a stab wound was found, but no suspect was located. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for […]

  • News

    Providence in Anchorage receives trauma care upgrade

    by Hope Miller on Feb 27, 15:07

    Providence Alaska Medical Center has become the second hospital in the state to earn a nationally recognized status in treating patients needing critical care. Providence received the level II trauma center designation after a review by the American College of Surgeons. The new label means Providence has surgeons, operating room staff, anesthesiologists and emergency department nurses […]

  • Politics

    Panel takes Medicaid expansion items from department budget

    by Associated Press on Feb 27, 14:00

    A House subcommittee has removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department’s budget, despite objections of minority Democrats. Republicans on the subcommittee, comprised of House Finance Committee members, repeated their desire for Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a bill on expansion rather than have expansion-related items sprinkled throughout the operating budget. They […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage air traffic controller to be honored

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 27, 12:15

    An Anchorage air traffic controller will be honored for potentially saving the life of a pilot in Juneau last summer. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is awarding Parker Corts with the Archie League Medal of Safety on March 4. Corts works inside the NATC Anchorage Center, which uses radar screens to control air traffic […]

  • News

    YKHC land transfer bill moves to U.S. Senate

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Feb 27, 9:22

    A bill that would transfer federal land to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel passed out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday. The bill introduced by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski would convey 23-acres of land to YKHC for construction of a new outpatient clinic. YKHC recently scored best in the nation […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Conway Seavey

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 27, 8:58

    He comes from a well-known family of mushers, but his dream is to become a world-famous musician. Anchorage singer/songwriter Conway Seavey performed a “Mic Check in the Morning” on Daybreak Friday. He told James and Megan that he makes music inspired by his favorite artists like Ed Sheeran, Gavin DeGraw, Train and Maroon 5. Conway, […]

  • DayBreak

    Meet Kodi, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 27, 8:46

    Look into my eyes … And try to resist adopting me! Kodi is a fun, energetic, Alaskan husky mix. At 7 years young, this active girl loves to go on walks. She also likes exploring, riding in the car and going to the dog park. She’s lived happily with children from infants on up and […]

  • Weather

    Daybreak weather, Feb. 27

    by Brett Shepard on Feb 27, 8:22

    Southcentral One more day of sunshine for Southcentral then tomorrow we will likely see a little rain and snow return to the region. It will be short-lived though as sunshine returns for Sunday. Southeast A beautiful day in store for the Southeast with mostly sunny skies. Interior A quiet day with mostly to partly cloudy […]