by Brielle Schaeffer, KCAW | Feb 24, 2016 | Local News
While other groups have rallied in support of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska has not -- at least not yet. The Tribal Council met recently to discuss a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to take over the school, but was unable to agree on a formal position on the issue.
The past three weeks have been turbulent at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. ANSEP has proposed turning the 70-year-old boarding school into an accelerated high school. Now, Edgecumbe students and teachers, are asking questions about ANSEP’s motivations - and whether the plan would even work.
The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (2-2-16) directed the superintendent to draft a letter in opposition to a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to take over Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.