Nome Council To Discuss Additional COVID-19 Relief for Schools

Double doors with a small placard reading "Council Chambers."

Nome Public Schools is hoping to get an additional $90,000 from the City of Nome to cover their COVID-19 expenses.

That’s one of four resolutions on the Nome Common Council agenda for their regular meeting tonight. Staff with NPS argue that an increase in students being homeschooled is likely to negatively affect their enrollment funding for the current school year.

Among NPS’s anticipated costs are the increase to pay for the full-time position of a homeschool program teacher, allotments for Nome’s homeschool students, additional funding for a Virtual School Teacher contract, and an additional $50,000 for personal protective equipment (PPE).

The City Council will also hear an update in the City Manager’s report about the ongoing search for missing woman, Florence Okpeauk.

Nome’s Common Council meets at 7pm tonight in Council Chambers.  

Image at Top: The entrance to the Nome City Council chambers. Photo from Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM.