The Sitka School District has officially adopted a science curriculum next year that includes the teaching of climate change science. The move comes as part of an overall update of the science curriculum across the state -- the first in 14 years.
The Sitka School Board will consider asking the state legislature for almost $2-million in the coming year, in order to help the district meet newly-adopted standards. The board convened in its first regular session of the new school year Monday night (8-25-14). Meeting state education standards is the first of several costly priorities in Sitka’s schools this year. Also a possibility: A $1.5-million upgrade of Vilandre Field.