School enrollment decline could mean teacher layoffs

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The school district is anticipating a decline in enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.
According to the report, this decrease translates into a loss of approximately $860-thousand dollars in funding from the State for the next school year, based on Governor Walker's December 2017 Proposed Budget.
It's possible that due to the elimination of certain programs at the secondary level, some currently tenured teachers will be laid off.
Superintendent Karen Gaborik explained what would happen if a tenured teacher is let go.

Karen Gaborik; Superintendant of Schools >> "If there's any possibility that we need to lay off a tenured teacher, in order to do that, I have to lay off the entire non-tenured workforce and last year we had to do that because of class sizes increases at the secondary level and master schedule determinations that were made. I don't know that they were all tenured but we definitely in the end, we did have tenured teachers who were laid off and at least one of which was recalled but not until sometime later."