The race for Sitka School Board will come down to absentee counting. For assembly, voters returned one incumbent and gave a second seat to a popular former coach and school teacher.
As of 9:30 p.m. today (10-06-15), these are the preliminary results for Sitka's municipal election.
Sitka’s municipal election is Tuesday, October 6, and for the first time in recent memory, the school board is the race to watch. The five candidates met in a 90-minute election forum on Raven Radio last Thursday night.
Public education is under attack. The legislature continues to cut funding, while passing unfunded mandates, putting schools in a financially difficult position.
Jennifer Robinson is running for a second term on the Sitka School Board. The freelance graphic designer and mother of two considers herself a little wiser as she contemplates another three years on the board.
Sitka’s Community Schools program will be under private management starting October 1. The Sitka School Board had hoped for proposals this summer. When none came in, they put the program out to bid.
It’s now a five-way race for Sitka School Board. Two seats are open in this October's municipal election. Incumbent Jennifer Robinson faces challenges from three newcomers.
The Sitka School Board Wednesday night (4-22-15) approved a budget for next year with only 3 fewer teachers -- but left open the question of whether or not to keep the Community Schools program.
The Sitka School Board’s decision to cut the Community Schools program drew a protest from the city last week (4-15-15). That disagreement led the board to postpone a final vote on the district budget.
A deeply-divided school board passed a preliminary budget for next year that keeps both the Blatchley swimming pool and the Community Schools program functioning.