The Sitka School Board has balanced its budget and returned two teaching positions to the payroll, but the district’s finances are far from secure.
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.
Alaska’s star-crossed educational testing system suffered another setback today (Tue 3-29-16), when a fiber-optic cable near the University of Kansas was severed at about 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time.
It’s often called the most important meal of the day but sometimes kids don’t get the chance to eat breakfast before heading to class. Sitka School District wanted to change that this year and started offering breakfast for all students.
On Monday night (02-01-16), the Citizens' Task Force heard from the Sitka School District, which is beginning their budget process this month.
Sitkans turned out in force for a lunchtime brainstorming session (11-24-15) on next year's "bleak" ferry schedule, but the DOT made no promises that things would improve.
Results are in from the first year of the Alaska Measures of Progress assessments and students in Sitka did better than expected.
It’s a two-for-one deal that’s likely unprecedented in Alaska. This fall when students and teachers return to the Sitka School District they’ll be greeted not by one assistant superintendent -- but two.
The Sitka Assembly approved a combination of budget cuts and tax hikes Tuesday night, bringing the city within spitting distance of a balanced budget for 2016.
The Sitka Assembly passed a budget for the coming year on first reading last night (5-27-15). But that budget still has a million-dollar hole. The shortfall is significantly larger than expected even a week ago.