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(Courtesy Amy Purevsuren)

High school students from Amy Purevsuren's class recently completed a journalism unit. They learned the basics of reporting and editing before going out to write their own features.

Listen to their stories:

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Next year, the Unalaska City School District (UCSD) will draw on one third of its savings to fund a $7.7 million budget.

The board of education approved the 2019 financial plan last week, voting unanimously to tap reserve funds and ride out another shortfall.

“We’re going to end up taking $210,000 out of the fund balance, which is going to bring us down to about $400,000 left,” said board member Frank Kelty. “We don’t have a lot of money to play with.”

Courtesy of Unalaska City School District

Holly Holman has retired from the Unalaska City School District.

She said goodbye last week after 27 years as the district's business manager.

"This place, this school, this staff …  I’m just so proud to have had my daughter attend school here and to have worked with you for all these years," said Holman at a recent school board meeting

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Despite growing enrollment, the Unalaska City School District is facing another year of lean finances.

The board of education took its first look at the 2019 budget on Thursday.

The proposal totals $7.7 million, which is about $600,000 more than last year.  

On the positive side, Business Manager Holly Holman said revenue is expected to increase — thanks to a projected enrollment of 400 students.

That’s a dozen more than last year.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska has welcomed a handful of new community leaders in the last few months.

That includes Joanna “JJ” Hinderberger, the new principal at Eagle’s View Elementary Achigaalux.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with Hinderberger to ask how she’s settling in to her first full-time job as a principal.

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