The Sitka School Board Wednesday night (6-15-22) appointed Tristan Guevin and Mitch Mork to a pair of vacant seats on the board. They will serve until the Sitka Municipal Election in October. After swearing in Guevin (Mork appeared telephonically, and will be sworn in later), the four members elected Blossom Teal-Olsen as president, Todd Gebler as vice-president, and Paul Rioux as secretary.
None of the hostility seen at local school board meetings across the country recently by anti-masking groups was apparent at the November 1 meeting of the Sitka School Board. With zero cases currently associated with the district, the tone was optimistic that mitigation measures were working, and that students were making up for time lost in the past year.