School Board Member Elisa Snelling Urges Parents to be a Part of the Process

Discussions about closing any Eagle River/Chugiak Schools are no longer being conducted in the Anchorage School District although local parents may need to be active in consideration of ASD boundary changes, according to Elisa Snelling, School Board Treasurer. “We can take a look at our enrollment out here and see that we are not getting smaller as a community,” explained Snelling. “All the reductions are in Anchorage. We’re about 95.4 percent of our anticipated enrollment, which is about where we were last year.”

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I Would Join The PTA, But…

In the back of my mind I wondered - isn’t the school supposed to provide all this? Do they just not know how to manage their resources? Maybe, it is different at other schools. When the military moved us, we started a new school. New school, new PTA - this school will have it together, and I will get my casual PTA lunches! Again, school district resource shortfalls left classrooms and teachers in need. So, I went to work. Along with other parents, we turned to the community for the necessary resources for students to have a productive and meaningful school year.

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