WRANGELL, ALASKA With the fate of the Secure Rural Schools Act still undecided in the U.S. legislature, school districts throughout the country will be entering the academic year with questionable budgets. The Secure Rural Schools Act, also known as timber receipts, provides $400 million to schools in communities which were once dependent on the timber industry.

For Wrangell schools, this money makes up roughly 12% of the district's total budget. Figuring out where this money will come from was the topic of Tuesday night's meeting between the borough assembly and the school board.
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