The Sitka School Board has authorized the purchase of nearly $300,000-worth of new reading and writing curriculum for the elementary grades.
The Sitka School Board and the assembly are not far apart on how much support the city will provide the district next year. But what if some of the school district’s worst budget fears come to pass?
Sitka families spoke out against closing Ventures, at the regular meeting of the school board this week (Tue 4-5-16). And an elementary school Science teacher is headed to Washington DC on a year-long fellowship.
The Sitka School Board and district teachers have signed off on a new three-year contract. For the first year of the deal, at least, teachers agreed to take no pay raise.
About one-hundred residents and students attended the first public budget hearing by the Sitka School Board Wednesday night (3-23-16). 99 of them favored keeping the Performing Arts Center open.
The budget picture just got a little brighter for Sitka’s schools next year. An unexpected break on insurance premiums has shaved the deficit by nearly $600,000. But that doesn't mean the fight is over for schools.
Alaska Native knowledge is becoming more valued in Sitka’s schools, but there’s still much work to be done toward racial equity. That’s the message the ANB/ANS delivered to the Sitka School Board.
Sitka’s schools are looking for ways to make ends meet next year. The local district is projecting a deficit of $1.6-million. The board held a live budget hearing on KCAW on Monday (3-7-16).
School Board Members Tim Fulton and Tom Conley, and superintendent Mary Wegner and business manager Cassee Olin took public comment for 90-minutes during a live KCAW Call-In Special on Monday, March 7, 2016.
The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (2-2-16) directed the superintendent to draft a letter in opposition to a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to take over Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.