Tag Archives: Sitka School Board

LISTEN: What to keep, what to cut in Sitka’s Schools?

Special_ProgrammingSchool 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.

Sitka School Board rallies behind Mt. Edgecumbe (again)

The Mt. Edgecumbe Cheerleaders leave the floor at halftime in 2013. (KCAW Photo/Robert Woolsey)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.

Wegner accepts two more years, cell phone

Mary Wegner was the Sitka School District's director of Special Education from 1997-2001. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The Sitka School Board has offered a two-year contract extension to superintendent Mary Wegner. She won’t get a pay raise in the coming year, but she will get a cell phone.

Wegner asks for no raise; school board talks budget

Mary Wegner, during her job interview with the Sitka School Board. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Tonight, the Sitka School Board will meet in special session to finalize contract negotiations with Superintendent Mary Wegner. At their meeting last Monday (01-11-16), the board also revised the FY16 budget and reviewed its legislative priorities.

Sitka board waits for growth under new testing regime

AMP_logoThe Sitka School Board heard a full report on the results of the state’s new standardized testing this week, but -- like everyone else -- will bide its time waiting to learn what the new numbers mean.

State cuts could close one Sitka harbor

140708_Crescent_Harbor-KCAW 300x225If budget cuts eliminate a state matching-grant program for marine facilities, Sitka could have to close one of its boat harbors. At least three are scheduled for work over the next 10 years.

Absentee count: Cass Pook retains her school board seat

150922_CassPook_woolseyIn absentee ballot counting this Friday afternoon, incumbent Cass Pook outpolled challenger Kat Richards, 153 votes to 108, to win the second seat on the School Board -- by an overall total of 42 votes.

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.

Cass Pook and the ‘courageous conversation’ about race

150922_CassPook_woolseyCass Pook says the task she set out for herself 13 years ago is far from over. Pook wants Sitka students -- especially Alaska Natives -- to feel more welcomed and prepared to learn than when she was a student.

Kat Richards: Advocating for children in Sitka’s schools

Kat Richards (l.) with her husband, Jeff "Ritchie" Richards.Working as a nurse, Kat Richards believes healthcare and education have something in common: advocacy. She’d like to ensure that local schools remain high quality.