Tag Archives: Tim Fulton

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.

April 26, 2016: What’s happening at tonight’s Assembly meeting?

4434354492_8e440d4999_oTonight (4-26-16), the Assembly will consider legalizing bed & breakfasts on boats, cracking down on texting while driving, and hear a report from the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

School board goes on air to help solve budget puzzle

The Sitka School Board at work during a budget visioning session on March 2. The board is taking a different approach to the budget this year, and focusing on information-gathering and collaboration, before making large cuts. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)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).

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.

Idea to host Airbnb on boats voted down

IMG_4954Sitka’s Planning Commission considered an idea on Tuesday (12-01-15) to allow short term vacation rentals and bed and breakfast establishments on anchored boats. Harbor staff worried this would pose a sanitation issue.

Community Schools to move under private management

Filipinos make up 9% of the Sitka School District, yet there is no Tagalog-speaking staff member or formal support group to help new students. In her own way, Jasmine has taken up that cause. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Sitka’s Community Schools program will be under private management starting October 1. The Sitka School Board had hoped for proposals this summer. When none came in, they put the program out to bid.

School board backs administrator job-share, raises pool fees

The Sitka School Board endorsed the hiring of co-assistant superintendents, raised fees at the Blatchley Pool, and accepted the resignation of ailing member Tom Conley.

School Board postpones final budget vote after city protests

The April 15 meeting was billed as a "final" budget hearing, but the School Board postponed a final vote until after the legislature makes its decisions on education funding. From left: Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner, and School Board members Tom Conley, Jennifer Robinson, Lon Garrison, Tim Fulton, Kaya Duguay, and Cass Pook. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)The Sitka School Board’s decision to cut the Community Schools program drew a protest from the city last week (4-15-15). That disagreement led the board to postpone a final vote on the district budget.

Assembly to consider additional $1-million for schools

The Sitka School Board and Assembly met for a budget work session on April 9, 2015. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)The Sitka School Board's budget assumes the city will increase its funding by $1-million this year. Now, the Assembly is considering where that money might come from. Options range from eliminating sales tax exemptions to cutting library hours to putting a tax increase on the October ballot.