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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View forum - ATP Forum
    post Alaskan Districts Registered for Seattle Job Fair by Toni McFadden Tue Feb 25 2014 4 36 pm 2 Replies 3463 Views Last post by ATP admin Tue Mar 25 2014 9 35 am Alaskan Districts Registered for the Minneapolis Job Fair by Toni McFadden Thu Feb 27 2014 9 19 am 2 Replies 2821 Views Last post by ATP admin Tue Mar 25 2014 8 51 am Alaskan Districts who may attend Anchorage Job Fair by Toni McFadden Wed Mar 05 2014 12 21 pm 0 Replies 2727 Views Last post by Toni McFadden Wed Mar 05 2014 12 21 pm February 28 on line chat by Toni McFadden Tue Feb 25 2014 10 31 am 1 Replies 2805 Views Last post by ATP admin Fri Feb 28 2014 1 55 pm Live Chat Today by Betty Walters Thu Feb 20 2014 9 42 am 0 Replies 2598 Views Last post by Betty Walters Thu Feb 20 2014 9 42 am New Forum Looks Good by Johncn Sun Feb 09 2014 11 30 am 3 Replies 4083 Views Last post by jabullock Mon Feb 10 2014 5 29 pm Previous Display topics from previous All Topics 1 day 7

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Is It Too Late for This School Year?
    They are absolutely awesome at returning calls and emails Call them and talk to them about your certification issues You REALLY do get to talk to a caring human being Don t get me started on the horrors of the Texas Education Agency who had a form I needed for 18 months and I finally had to go to Austin IN PERSON to be told we stopped doing that six months ago to which I replied you ve had this freaking form for 18 freaking months Now sign it wench or I won t have a job come December and I will go see the freaking governor about this if I have to or something equally as vehement but with fewer colorful terms Ahem what I m trying to say is that the Alaska EED certification folks are some of the nicest most helpful people ever and before you totally give up on this year you should give them a call I answered your PM I hope you got it I couldn t tell if it went through or not if it didn t the gist of my answer is no absolutely not so keep at it Re Is It Too Late for This School Year Posted Wed Jul 22 2015 6 10 am by Johncn I thought I was too late in the game to teach in 2015 2016 so decided to wait until May 2016 and attend the Anchorage job fair My certification application is set but I can t take the teacher competency exam until September 11 2015 Noble Do you have certification in another state or have you completed an accredited pre service preparation teacher preparation program and have everything BUT the Praxis Basic Competency testing done If so your situation may be one that is

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Car Rental
    old is everyone It has been mentioned renting UHaul van before for 20 a day Not a bad idea Only problem is you would be limited on seating I ve looked into this option but have always declined since I normally have the whole family in the summer Another idea is find a hotel close to one of the shopping locations Diamond Center is a nice hotel and you might be able to get by without a vehicle There is public transportation as well as getting a cab Just limit your shopping runs Re Car Rental Posted Thu Jul 16 2015 6 19 pm by Bushteachers tnuts20 wrote We arrive into Anchorage on July 22 We fly to Atqasuk on July 25th We are using these days in Anchorage to get our supplies food We are looking to rent a car but everything around the airport is sold out Any suggestions for transportation Change your date I just went to orbitz and was able to get a car on the 23 and return on the 24th or 25th Re Car Rental Posted Sat Jul 18 2015 4 55 am by tnuts20 Thank you so much We are going to get

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Togiak is in Newsweek!
    and fished for their food Noble Re Togiak is in Newsweek Posted Mon Jul 20 2015 10 14 pm by marymatt718 Yes it has definitely affected the village and the villagers There is a winter moose hunt that puts food on the table for many extended families here The moose are waaaay out away from the village and the easiest way to get to them is by snow machine on the frozen river but the river hasn t been frozen enough to do that for very many days for the past two winters These people count on that meat To buy meat at the local AC store is horribly expensive 8 9 a pound for hamburger and that isn t something a large extended family can afford to buy very often By extended family I mean several men hunting for children spouse siblings in laws and grandparents or any elder anyone remotely related to them or anyone in need Berries have also been in short supply The snow pack keeps the berry plants on the tundra from drying out due to the winter winds If there is no snow pack the ground gets too dry and the berry plants are damaged There were almost no berries last summer except way up on the larger more remote hills and those are harder to get to across a squishy summer tundra The politicians want to deny there s anything going on because they are paid to ignore the signs but the villagers know what s going on They could have told you years ago that things were changing and now they can tell you it s accelerating People ask me when I go home to Texas for the summer don t they get some kind of oil dividend and why can t

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Housing with a Dog
    make sense to me as an administrator On the other hand some places such as the Pribilofs can t allow pets at all due to US Fish and Wildlife regulations So always best to check and not make assumptions In addition if you do a search on pets on the forum you ll find many different opinions about what to expect in terms of preparing for and caring for a pet in the Bush It s a popular topic every year Speaking of opinions I disagree with Bushteachers about Alaska hotels not being pet friendly I guess it depends on where you stay and how much you are willing to spend but overall I have found Alaska lodging to have a higher rate of pet friendly than in the Eastern and Southern Lower 48 states This includes the Sheraton Hilton Super 8 and a wide range of price ranges All hotels at the peak of tourist season July and August in Anchorage are quite expensive however so just be prepared for some sticker shock Try this search for a list of pet friendly according to Google hotels in Anchorage https www google com search newwindow gAodURMAbw I know that list is not 100 complete though as the place we used to stay with our giant Newfoundlands The Millennium near the airport is not on their list It s the official hotel of the Iditarod mushers and at some times of year the pets outnumber the paying guests lol http www millenniumhotels com usa mil anchorage The Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of 30 per pet per night First floor rooms are pet friendly A Pets Inside hanger must be placed on door if pets are left unattended in rooms Here is another list from TripAdvisor http www tripadvisor com Hotels g6088 otels html And a specialized website that might help http www bringfido com lodging city anchorage ak us Good luck John Re Housing with a Dog Posted Fri Jul 17 2015 10 07 pm by marymatt718 I have my dogs here with me in Togiak I don t think I d be sane in the winter without them I think the cost of having your dogs boils down to how much you want them with you I am willing to drive an eight day journey from Texas to Alaska twice a year in order to have mine with me They re my babies and they are too big to fly on anything other than a cargo plane according to airline kennel size regulations which fortunately within Alaska are not as strictly enforced So we drive Okay I m cheating because it is a GORGEOUS drive but it s still a loooong drive My district Southwest Region School District no longer charges a pet deposit but they will withhold any pet damages from your last paycheck if they find it necessary In my village we have pet and non pet teacher housing

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Housing with a Dog
    other hand some places such as the Pribilofs can t allow pets at all due to US Fish and Wildlife regulations So always best to check and not make assumptions In addition if you do a search on pets on the forum you ll find many different opinions about what to expect in terms of preparing for and caring for a pet in the Bush It s a popular topic every year Speaking of opinions I disagree with Bushteachers about Alaska hotels not being pet friendly I guess it depends on where you stay and how much you are willing to spend but overall I have found Alaska lodging to have a higher rate of pet friendly than in the Eastern and Southern Lower 48 states This includes the Sheraton Hilton Super 8 and a wide range of price ranges All hotels at the peak of tourist season July and August in Anchorage are quite expensive however so just be prepared for some sticker shock Try this search for a list of pet friendly according to Google hotels in Anchorage https www google com search newwindow gAodURMAbw I know that list is not 100 complete though as the place we used to stay with our giant Newfoundlands The Millennium near the airport is not on their list It s the official hotel of the Iditarod mushers and at some times of year the pets outnumber the paying guests lol http www millenniumhotels com usa mil anchorage The Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of 30 per pet per night First floor rooms are pet friendly A Pets Inside hanger must be placed on door if pets are left unattended in rooms Here is another list from TripAdvisor http www tripadvisor com Hotels g6088 otels html And a specialized website that might help http www bringfido com lodging city anchorage ak us Good luck John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Housing with a Dog by marymatt718 Fri Jul 17 2015 10 07 pm I have my dogs here with me in Togiak I don t think I d be sane in the winter without them I think the cost of having your dogs boils down to how much you want them with you I am willing to drive an eight day journey from Texas to Alaska twice a year in order to have mine with me They re my babies and they are too big to fly on anything other than a cargo plane according to airline kennel size regulations which fortunately within Alaska are not as strictly enforced So we drive Okay I m cheating because it is a GORGEOUS drive but it s still a loooong drive My district Southwest Region School District no longer charges a pet deposit but they will withhold any pet damages from your last paycheck if they find it necessary In my village we have pet and non pet

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Inexpensive lodging in Bethel.
    reasonable place for ONE night Thank you Bush Teacher Have you thought of contacting the school district I know some districts will allow you to rent a night Of course it ll probably be on the floor or a mat Normally that rate is fairly affordable Re Inexpensive lodging in Bethel Posted Sat Jul 18 2015 3 35 am by Johncn Hi Glad you asked this as I meant to mention that most hotels in Alaska will have a different rate for school districts government employees Ask for the district rate in Bethel mention the district you work for and chances are very good they have a discount staff get You may get it or you may not If on your way to report for work that s work related kind of and most Anchorage hotels will have a district Bush resident rate if you ask for it They rarely ask for ID or a PO number Now it may not be much difference in peak blue hair season June July and August in Anchorage but it can be REALLY discounted in the winter The rates in Bethel may not fluctuate as much as Anchorage but it is a busy regional hub Sorry but I don t know Bethel well enough to make a specific recommendation I have stayed at the Long House and it was fine I think it was about 180 or so Good luck John Re Inexpensive lodging in Bethel Posted Sat Jul 18 2015 10 41 pm by Betty Walters Hi Bush Teacher The website someone is suggesting may be airb b Check the references reviews etc People in Alaska really like that website for travel just about anywhere in state and around the globe There are also several B Bs in Bethel but they are

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Experienced teaching couple with 3 young kids
    that the IRS sees the latter as a nanny and you have to pay payroll taxes like social security give them a w2 treat them as an employee in general So anyway it can be done In our case we had been in our village for years before we had kids at which point we were able to find a safe quality babysitter placement because we knew people well already If we were brand new that would have been more of a challenge We also paid people very generously because we didn t want them to ever turn us down We paid 10 per hour for 1 child and 15 per hour for both kids so most days were over 100 when we were both working full time Most of our sitters ended up being former students and the other 2 were moms of our students who were young grandmas and already watching other kids grandkids LKSD in Bethel has a preschool program that is specifically for the children of employees but that only is for 36 months and up and you have to live in Bethel The idea of bringing a nanny with you isn t a bad idea I remember we thought about paying our recently out of school niece to move here during the school year and watch our kids for less than we were paying anyway But there were some perks to the babysitter route We got to know a lot of people through that more deeply than we would have otherwise We contributed to the local economy which is pretty impoverished for the most part And we got a big tax break If both parents work you get a credit for 20 or more of the you spent on babysitting up to 3 000 per child per year I can t remember if that applies if you have a babysitter in your own home Anyway hope this info is helpful for someone pete Re Experienced teaching couple with 3 young kids Posted Mon May 18 2015 9 30 pm by Bushteachers schneidler wrote My wife and I have raised our 2 kids now ages 5 and 9 in our village of Kasigluk We used a combination of babysitters at their homes and babysitters who came to our home Note that the IRS sees the latter as a nanny and you have to pay payroll taxes like social security give them a w2 treat them as an employee in general So anyway it can be done In our case we had been in our village for years before we had kids at which point we were able to find a safe quality babysitter placement because we knew people well already If we were brand new that would have been more of a challenge We also paid people very generously because we didn t want them to ever turn us down We paid 10 per hour for 1 child and 15 per hour for both kids so

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