Tag Archives: Sitka School Board

Education, not politics, at core of McNichol’s campaign

Jennifer McNichol remembers taking the Iowa Tests when she was in grade school. While the state has some way to go to refine its assessment methods, she says testing is "a fact of life" and not "a political statement." (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Jennifer McNichol understands that schools are under pressure from cutbacks in local and state budgets, but this incumbent school board candidate finds that education is worth standing up for.

School board forum pits local control vs. everything else

Challenger Ed Gray (l.) and incumbent Jennifer McNichol have two very different approaches to education. Gray would like to dismantle testing and sever ties with the US Department of Education, and give parents more control over schools; McNichol believes that public education is the "foundation that we all develop from," and individualism, creativity, and choices stem are built from there. (KCAW photo, Emily Kwong)For the second time in two years, Sitka voters will choose between candidates for school board with significant differences in educational philosophy.

Three apply for school board vacancy

Brent Edwards, Jennifer Carter and Dionne Brady-Howard have applied to fill a vacancy on the Sitka School Board.

School district takes on poor attendance

The Sitka School Board met Tuesday (9-20-16) at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School to discuss absenteeism.Sitka’s School District is beginning a new effort to target absenteeism.

Full program: School board candidate forum

Challenger Ed Gray (l.) and incumbent Jennifer McNichol have two very different approaches to education. Gray would like to dismantle testing and sever ties with the US Department of Education, and give parents more control over schools; McNichol believes that public education is the "foundation that we all develop from," and individualism, creativity, and choices stem are built from there. (KCAW photo, Emily Kwong)School board candidates Ed Gray and Jennifer McNichol take listener questions live tonight, Monday, September 19, from 6:30 - 8 PM. Call in your question at 747-5877, or email us at news@kcaw-dot-org.

Gray wants to lead Sitka’s schools away from ‘FedEd’

Ed Gray describes the Sitka School District as "the ground zero of FedEd." He asserts that parents should have control over schools. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Ed Gray doesn’t just want to sit on the school board -- he’d like to lead it. The two-time school-board candidate disagrees with the district’s direction and approach to education.

School Board supports property tax increase

160902_schoolboard_kwongThe Sitka School Board met last Thursday (09-25-156) for the first meeting of the school year. And at the top of their list was a resolution to support raising property taxes in Sitka. The October 4th ballot will ask voters to approve raising the cap by two mills.

Fulton hands in his school board resignation

Tim Fulton has served on the board since 2008. (KCAW photo, Robert Woolsey)Fulton submitted his letter of resignation for consideration by the board at its first meeting of the new school year on August 25th. Fulton has been tending the needs of his aging parents in Idaho.

At deadline: 11 candidates file for Sitka offices

With 11 candidates and 1 ballot proposition on property taxes, Sitkans will have a lot to think about when they head to the polls October 4. (Creative Commons photo)The filing period for municipal elections closed at 5 PM Friday. And three more Sitkans filed for assembly just before the deadline, and there’s also another candidate for mayor.

School board approves $300,000 English curriculum purchase

Nat_Geo_ReachThe Sitka School Board has authorized the purchase of nearly $300,000-worth of new reading and writing curriculum for the elementary grades.