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Ballot Measure Passes in Anchorage

  • Voters in Anchorage recently showed their support for education by approving a $82.8-million 2-year bond that will fund repairs at 14 schools in the Anchorage School District damaged by the November 2018 earthquake.

    The earthquake caused so much damage at Gruening Middle School and Eagle River High School that the schools were forced to close and students had to be relocated. Funds from the bond will be used to repair those schools so students can return, as well as make seismic improvements at 14 other schools damaged by the earthquake. Vote Image

    "The biggest part of this bond is really the earthquake and I'm so glad that we continue to focus on that," said Anchorage Schools Superintendent Deena Bishop in an interview with KTVA. "It's really going to be our community investing back into our community for our community."

    The bond will also be used to make safety and code upgrades and roof and maintenance repairs at district schools. The vote was conducted entirely by mail and the bond was approved by 74 percent of voters.