Stony River students fight for their school
The six remaining students at Gusty Michael School in Stony River are trying to keep the school open with contributions from the store that they run. In Alaska, once a school enrollment drops below 10, funding is withdrawn for the school. The students run a store in empty teacher housing and are the only store in the tiny community. They have offered $18,000 of their earnings to keep the school open this coming year, according to alaskadispatch.com. After the students’ presentation to the Kuspuk School District board, the board agreed to keep the school open one more year.