by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Oct 4, 2019 | Local News
Characteristic of her style, Sitka School Board president Jenn McNichol said farewell to her colleagues in an efficiently-run meeting Wednesday night (10-2-19). McNichol chose not to run for reelection in order to spend more time on family matters.
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 School Board Wednesday night (8-7-19) approved contracts for 18 non-tenured teachers -- all of whom were pink-slipped last spring. But the ongoing financial battle between the legislature and the governor has created a $151,000 deficit, causing the district to hesitate before hiring five new teachers.