In his first evaluation by the Sitka Assembly, municipal administrator Keith Brady received a satisfactory review. The Assembly also gave city attorney Brian Hanson a satisfactory review, adjusting his salary to $140,000 per his contract.
The Sitka School District passed a budget for the fiscal year, maintaining three teaching positions, though one is still in jeopardy. The board is hopeful that the aid they need to save that position and keep other services in place will come for the city and state legislature.
After months of extra training, Sitka Mountain Rescue passed the remaining portions of their re-accreditation test this weekend. This means they are once again a fully accredited mountain rescue team and can continue their work.
The Sitka Assembly has found a way to balance the budget, finding an additional $300,000 dollars for Sitka schools through a series of cuts and transfers. The surplus could save some teaching positions, but it will be up to the Sitka School Board to decide at their April 17th meeting.
Thank you to all who contributed to Raven Radio during our spring fundraiser! We have successfully met our spring goal of $85,000. If you have not done so already, swing by the station during business hours to collect your thank you gift (and say hi to our staff!)
Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.
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