Highlights of the 2013-14 ASD budget

February 21, 2013 

Highlights of the 2013-14 Anchorage School District budget:

• $720.1 million

• $25 million shortfall from what it would have cost to continue services at the same level as the previous year

• Calls for eliminating about 200 jobs, including 90 positions that were vacated this school year

• About $7 million from a reserve fund will help reduce the shortfall

• Calls for protecting classroom teachers, but paring classroom support staff like counselors, teaching assistants, bilingual tutors

• Majority of funding comes from state, which is not expected to increase; next biggest chunk is from local property taxes

At a glance: Highlights of the 2013-14 ASD budget

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