Tag Archives: Tim Fulton

Three apply for school board vacancy

Brent Edwards, Jennifer Carter and Dionne Brady-Howard have applied to fill a vacancy on the Sitka School Board.

School Board supports property tax increase

160902_schoolboard_kwongThe Sitka School Board met last Thursday (09-25-156) for the first meeting of the school year. And at the top of their list was a resolution to support raising property taxes in Sitka. The October 4th ballot will ask voters to approve raising the cap by two mills.

‘Passion’ and experience ideal for school board seat

The Sitka School Board at ANB Founders Hall in March. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Board president Tim Fulton’s resignation becomes effective September 1, and remaining members now have 30 days to replace him. Superintendent Mary Wegner says there are some other important criteria.

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.