DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

 

RESOLUTION NO. 93-03

 

 

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING DENALI BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING REQUEST.

 

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough School District has identified the Tri-Valley School Addition and Remodel project as its highest priority for Capital funding in FY 94, and

 

WHEREAS, Tri-Valley/Healy area is experiencing increased school aged population growth, and

 

WHEREAS, such school aged population growth has averaged 7% over the past five years and over 20% between 1992 and 1993, and

 

WHEREAS, continued school-aged population growth is anticipated as a result of the tourism, mining, and power generation activities in the Healy area, and

 

WHEREAS, the school facility at Tri-Valley has a capacity of approximately 160 students, and current enrollment at Tri-Valley is over 220 students, and

 

WHEREAS, a number of code and structural upgrades are required by various state agencies, and

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough School District has undertaken a formal condition survey and demographic study to determine the feasibility of major construction and remodeling at Tri-Valley, and

 

WHEREAS, the study has determined that $10.75 million dollars is needed to upgrade and expand the present facility to meet the safety, space, and instructional program needs of currently enrolled students as well as accommodate projected growth over the next several years, and

 

WHEREAS, Governor Hickel and the Alaska 2000 reports have identified the condition of rural schools as a major concern of the State of Alaska,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Denali Borough Assembly supports the legislative funding request of the Denali Borough School District in the amount of $10.75 million and urges the 1993 Legislature to include the funding request in the FY 94 Capital Budget of the State of Alaska.

 

PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this fourteenth

day of March, 1993.

 

 

                                   SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                                     Mayor

 

 ATTEST:                     SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                            Borough Clerk