• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
55s

Mayor vetoes school resource officer funding

By KTVA CBS 11 News 11:54 AM November 26, 2013

Assembly proposal shifted $750,000 in program costs to municipal budget

ANCHORAGE – Mayor Dan Sullivan vetoed a $750,000 municipal budget amendment intended to fund police officers in local schools.

The school resource officer program places Anchorage Police Department officers in every Anchorage high school and the Anchorage School District’s Education Center. The program is funded by the school district. During the summer months, the school resource officers patrol Downtown Anchorage, and Sullivan had previously supported an Assembly amendment to provide partial funding to the program during those months.

The Assembly passed a budget that paid $1.5 million of the $3 million of school resource officers. Sullivan cut that funding in half.

Assemblyman Ernie Hall said the budget passed by the legislative body would have shifted $750,000 in resource officer costs from the ASD budget to the municipality’s general operating budget. After Sullivan vetoed that plan, the school district must now find alternate ways of funding the resource officer program.

Anchorage School Board President Tam Agosti-Gisler said she’s disappointed with Sullivan’s decision: She’s unsure how the district will fund the program in the face of a multi-million dollar district budget deficit.

The Assembly could overturn Sullivan’s veto with an eight-vote majority.

Latest Stories

  • 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 […]

  • News

    State asks Fairbanks-area residents to refrain from burning

    by Associated Press on Feb 27, 8:15

    People living in a section of the Fairbanks North Star Borough are being asked to refrain from open burning until April 1. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/yu7Gq3) reports new state rules beginning Saturday involve open burning and smokestack emissions. Open burning is prohibited through March 31. Borough residents in a 200-square-mile area also are asked to […]