Public education is under attack. The legislature continues to cut funding, while passing unfunded mandates, putting schools in a financially difficult position.
Some priority focuses of mine are dealing with our students and our children who are struggling academically. We have children for whom it might be a single topic, or a subject -- or a multitude of things -- but school is not coming easy for them.
Eric Van Cise spent 16 years patching people up as a flight medic and EMS instructor at SEARHC. Now, he’d like to help Sitka’s schools emerge healthy from the funding and political struggles ahead.
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.
The Sitka School Board has a new member. Jennifer McNichol was appointed last night (Monday 9-21-15) to serve a one-year term. McNichol is a doctor with two kids in the district.
The Sitka School Board will have a full deck to draw from, when it selects a new member Monday night (9-21-15).
The Sitka School Board formally accepted the resignation of president Lon Garrison Wednesday evening (8-26-15), starting a 30-day clock in which they must name a replacement.
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.
Cass Pook and Ed Gray have filed to run for the Sitka School Board. Matt Hunter will run for a second term on the Sitka Assembly. The candidate filing deadline is Friday, August 7.
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.