by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Aug 15, 2019 | Local News
Sitka’s Community Schools is open again, under the management of the non-profit Hames Center. The Sitka School Board earlier this month (8-7-19) approved a one-year contract with Hames, with the option to renew for four additional years.
Sitka’s Community Schools are closing at the end of the month (June 30). The school district hasn’t been able to find new management for the after-school and weekend activity program for kids and adults, after cutting back the budget by 75-percent.
The future of Sitka’s Community Schools is uncertain, now that the contractor who manages the after-school program has announced he’s closing down at the end of the month. And while no one’s offered to replace him, the school district hopes to find a way to keep the program going past July 1.
Matthew Turner is now running Sitka's Community Schools as a private business -- but he's got the public good in mind. City League Basketball and Youth Soccer are just two of the programs now up and running. For complete info visit Sitka Community Schools online.Downloadable audio.Read More
Sitka’s Community Schools program will be under private management starting October 1. The Sitka School Board had hoped for proposals this summer. When none came in, they put the program out to bid.