The Alaska Policy Forum recently held a webinar to inform Anchorage families about three of many options available for those who no longer want to enroll their children in the Anchorage School District.

Controversy erupted last month when the Anchorage School District released a memo stating that they would impose burdensome restrictions on financial support for many families who have children dual-enrolled in public correspondence programs and fulltime private schooling.

Stacey McIntosh from Mat-Su Central School, Kim Bergey from Raven Homeschool, and Leigh Sloan from The Green Room Learning Community joined Bethany Marcum and Sarah Montalbano from Alaska Policy Forum for an online presentation and Q&A about educational options for Anchorage families. The presenters explained the details of their programs and important dates for families interested in signing up. After the presentation, McIntosh, Bergey and Sloan fielded questions from the audience.

Click here to watch the webinar.

WATCH: Disaffected Anchorage School District correspondence families have alternatives

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Please take your children out of these public schools now. Before your kids hate and disrespect you and call the cops on you, because you took away their cell phone or gave them a spanking .

  • Michael says:

    What if every family that didn’t agree with the School Districts way of teaching their children moved out of the Anchorage City limits? What if 75% of these families were homeowners paying taxes to the city? What would happen to the city funds then? Would the city council increase taxes, most likely. But that could cause a major problem for them, if so then the rest of the homeowners move away. Then they have no others means but to tax companies, stores, so on and so forth. It’s called the destruction of a city bit by bit. This very thing has happened to many a city in California already. Amazing. Keep pushing Anchorage city council.

    • V says:

      We took our kids out of ASD but still live within the muni and pay our taxes in full and on time. This was five years ago- should have done it sooner. Hoping that the assembly, school board or council will do anything different than they are now is ridiculous.