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When school lets out Thursday, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

That includes Jeff Dickrell. He's retiring after 27 years as the high school social studies teacher.

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Laura Kraegel/KUCB

When school lets out Thursday, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

That includes Mandy Andersen, a first grade teacher at Eagle’s View Elementary Achigaalux.

She has taught at the Unalaska City School District for the last eight years.

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Laura Kraegel/KUCB

When school lets out Thursday, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

That includes Eric Andersen, principal of Eagle’s View Elementary Achigaalux.

He arrived in Unalaska almost 18 years ago for his first teaching job.

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Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The fate of public education funding is still undecided as the Legislature works overtime on the state budget.

On Thursday, that left Unalaska’s school board trying to settle their finances as much as possible before the start of summer break.

Expenses rose this year at the Unalaska City School District, as a result of maintenance projects and increased retirement costs. Still, Superintendent John Conwell said the fund balance has remained steady at $1.2 million.

The Great Garbage Patch Disaster

May 26, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the words The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?  Maybe a big dump yard in the middle of nowhere, or littering on the roadsides. When I first heard of this in 2008, I didn't think much of it because I had lived in Colorado where we don't have beaches. The closest thing to a beach that we had was the wave pool at Water World. The Great Pacific garbage patch is a enormous island of complete trash, mostly made up of plastic floating around the oceans of the world leaving behind little fragments of the garbage that got blown off.

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