Tag Archives: Jennifer Robinson

Absentee, question ballots to decide Sitka School Board race

Bob Potrzuski (l.) and incumbent Matt Hunter celebrate their decisive wins in the race for Sitka Assembly. (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)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.

Sitka 2015 municipal election: Unofficial results

IMG_3736As of 9:30 p.m. today (10-06-15), these are the preliminary results for Sitka's municipal election.

School board forum brings out competing ideologies

12120140_10153251901289163_1929942020990112308_oSitka’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.

Candidate statement: Jennifer Robinson

150922_JenniferRobinson_woolsey-001Public education is under attack. The legislature continues to cut funding, while passing unfunded mandates, putting schools in a financially difficult position.

Robinson: Conservative-but-upbeat after 3 years on school board

150922_JenniferRobinson_woolsey-001Jennifer 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.

Community Schools to move under private management

Filipinos make up 9% of the Sitka School District, yet there is no Tagalog-speaking staff member or formal support group to help new students. In her own way, Jasmine has taken up that cause. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)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.

Robinson moves from write-in to ballot

JenIt’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.

Board looks to private sector to fund Community Schools

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.

School Board postpones final budget vote after city protests

The April 15 meeting was billed as a "final" budget hearing, but the School Board postponed a final vote until after the legislature makes its decisions on education funding. From left: Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner, and School Board members Tom Conley, Jennifer Robinson, Lon Garrison, Tim Fulton, Kaya Duguay, and Cass Pook. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)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.

On first reading: Board vote keeps pool, but drops 3 teachers

Former pool manager Jane Eidler looks out over the Blatchley Pool in 2013, the last time aquatics was on the district's chopping block (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)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.