Schools to close
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Four rural schools will not reopen or will offer much reduced services in the fall according to Alaska Dispatch (www.alaskadispatch.com). A 1999 law passed by the Alaska legislature reduces funding for schools with less than nine student. Stony River plans to hold classes in teacher housing and lock the rest of the school. Pitkas Point students will attend school in Saint Mary’s. The other schools that will close are Clark’s Point in Bristol Bay and Nelson Lagoon in the Aleutians East Borough School District.