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The remains of the Yup'ik immersion school on Wednesday after the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The remains of the Yup’ik immersion school on Wednesday after the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Money and school supplies have flooded into Bethel from across the United States, following the destruction of two schools in the Kilbuck fire earlier this month.

Monetary donations exceed $67,000, as of Friday, with over a third of that coming from Rasmuson Foundation pledges. Read more →

Gov. Bill Walker and LKSD Superintendent Dan Walker visiting the KLA students at Yuut Elitnaurviat. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Gov. Bill Walker and LKSD Superintendent Dan Walker visiting the KLA students at Yuut Elitnaurviat on Fri., Nov. 6, 2015. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The community of Bethel is recovering from last Tuesday’s fire at the Kilbuck campus that destroyed Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, the Yup’ik immersion school, and severely damaged the Kuskokwim Learning Academy school and dorms.

KLA students resumed classes at Yuut Elitnaurviat and the UAF Kuskokwim Campus on Thursday. Residential students are being housed at the Yuut Yukon Dormitory.

Ayaprun start classes Monday at the LKSD district office and Gladys Jung Elementary.

On this edition of Delta Affairs Weekly, host Anna Rose MacArthur talks with LKSD Superintendent Dan Walker and Assistant Superintendent Carlton Kuhns about recovery efforts and the plan moving forward. Read more →

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik the day following the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Dean Swope.

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik the day following the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Dean Swope.

Gladys Jung Elementary is preparing for dozens of new students to enter their halls next week when Ayaprun Elitnaurvik students and teachers move in for the rest of the semester after losing their school in the Kilbuck campus fire.

Ayaprun resumes classes on Monday after four days of cancelled instruction. Of the school’s 175 students, the 60 students in grades fourth through sixth will attend classes at Gladys Young. The rest of the students in kindergarten through third grade will hold classes at the Lower Kuskokwim School District office. Read more →

LKSD Superintendent speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

LKSD Superintendent Jacob Jensen speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen has resigned effective June 30th. The LKSD board appointed Dan Walker as the acting superintendent. Due to Jensen’s need to be near his family for his wife’s health needs, the board placed Jensen on leave until summer.
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