Officials announce plans for schools damaged by Bethel fire

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BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Bethel school officials have announced plans for two schools displaced by a fire.

KYUK-AM reports ( ) the November Kilbuck building fire destroyed an Ayaprun Yup'ik immersion school and damaged the Kuskokwim Learning Academy.

The Lower Kuskokwim School Board is planning to build a new school on the district campus for the Yup'ik students. In the meantime, they hope to lease the Kipusvik building from Bethel Native Corporation for three to five years until the new building is complete.

The board's vision for the Kuskokwim Learning Academy is for the school to remain at Yuut Elitnaurviat. The plan calls for Yuut to add classrooms and dorms to its facilities and lease the space to the school district.

The decisions depend on the insurance assessment, which officials expect to have in January.


Information from: KYUK-AM,

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