Fly-In Sites

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Fly-In Sites

Postby brittanytaraba » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:32 pm

For several districts there are schools listed as "fly-in" next to the school name. What does this actually mean/refer to?
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Re: Fly-In Sites

Postby Johncn » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:19 am

Hi Brittany,

I'd have to see the listings you are referring to in order to be certain, but chances are good that those positions are at schools that are not "on the Road System", and not "on Marine Highway System". The vast majority of Alaska is not connected to the system of roads and highways that the rest of North America enjoys, so teachers (and village residents) have to fly to the community (village) in small airplanes from a "regional hub" community that has either road service, or scheduled jet airplane service. ;-) Communities not on the Road System or the Ferry System are considered "in the Bush".

You can read more about this on the main Alaska Teacher Placement (ATP) website right here:

About Alaska
http://www.alaskateacher.org/about_alaska.php

Teaching in Alaska
http://www.alaskateacher.org/teaching_in_alaska.php

Hope this helps, it's important for candidates to know the differences among and between the different settings in rural Alaska. I encourage all to do their research using the ATP site as a starting point.

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