Day: March 8, 2017

KHNS News – March 8, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/08newscast2.mp3 Math teacher will take over Haines School music program; House committee rejects proposal to reduce school bond reimbursements; Skagway solid waste facility cost estimates...

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After public testimony, House committee rejects proposal to cut school bond reimbursements

On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee changed course on a proposal to cut school bond debt reimbursements. The proposal would have left municipalities from Fairbanks to Wrangell with significant funding deficits. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/08SchoolDebtwINTRO.mp3 Haines is one of the municipalities that would have been affected by the proposal. In 2005, Haines built a new school. The borough took out more than $17 million in bonds to pay for construction with the understanding that the state would help with the bill. The agreement was the state would fund 70 percent of the annual bond payments and the municipality would pay 30 percent....

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Math teacher will take over music position at the Haines School

Last month, administrators at the Haines School decided not to renew the contract of a music teacher to save money in the coming year. Administrators said the position would be filled internally by a current teacher. That led to strong opposition from some members of the community. Now, the district has announced which teacher will lead the music program next year. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/08MusicwINTRO-1.mp3 “Mr. Matt Davis will be our music teacher,” says Superintendent Tony Habra. Davis is currently the high school math teacher. Next year, he will teach five periods of music a day and one period of math. Habra says...

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Glacier Bear Basketball

View our KHNS Basketball Programming Policies. The Haines Glacier Bears travel to the Region V 2A Tournament in Juneau Wednesday March 8 – Saturday March 11, and KHNS will broadcast all the basketball action: Up Next: The Haines Glacier Bear Girls drop down the loser’s bracket and next play  Thursday, March 9 at 8:00am against either Craig or Petersburg. The Haines Glacier Bear Boys drop down to the loser’s bracket and next play Thursday March 9 at 9:45am against either Petersburg or Wrangell.   Please check back for information about the follow-up games.  You can find Regional Tournament Basketball...

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