Despite three pending harassment lawsuits, the Sitka Assembly continues to hold off on hiring an outside consultant to investigate the Sitka Police Department. Some assembly members believe an interim police chief may be improving the work environment enough to make an investigation unnecessary.
Superintendent Mary Wegner notified five new teachers on Wednesday (8-14-19) that they’ll be receiving contracts, and can start work with the rest of the staff on Thursday. But she’ll also be giving the district’s IT technician his layoff notice, effective at the end of the month.
The Sitka Assembly continues moving forward with the city administrator hiring process. After advertising for the position at the end of July, the assembly has received a total of 14 applications -- some of them familiar faces to long-time Sitkans.
Sitka's co-assistant superintendent Sarah Ferrency and STEPS coordinator Kari Sagel discuss the district's new online enrollment system. The system was piloted last year in kindergarten, and is now available to all new and returning students.
Sitka artist Bailey Brady draws illustrations of houses. She says every home is actually a portrait of the people within. Her work is on display at Rio's Wine Bar this month. Brady spoke with KCAW's Brooke Schafer.