Closing Pacific High looks like it’s off the table as a cost-saving measure for the Sitka School District next year. Community Schools, however, is not. The Sitka School Board met this week (3-27-19) to look at ways to make ends meet next year.
Agriculture has never been a strong suit for rainy Southeast Alaska, so a farm-to-table event might not sound too exciting, but throw in some locally-caught king salmon, and suddenly you’ve got gourmet potential.
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It’s a two-for-one deal that’s likely unprecedented in Alaska. This fall when students and teachers return to the Sitka School District they’ll be greeted not by one assistant superintendent -- but two.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Jan 8, 2014 | Local News
Sitka’s alternative high school has moved into a brand-new building, but the program the school has created doesn’t really depend on the right place to succeed. Pacific High co-principal Phil Burdick told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (Wed 1-8-14) that the remodeled space was actually the product of the school’s core mission to give students ownership of their education -- a ten-year long homework assignment that has finally been turned in.