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Goals on Ketchikan School Board agenda

During a recent work session, the Ketchikan School Board came up with some new goals for the board to work toward in the coming school year.

The five goals are split into three categories. In the Instruction category, the board will continue implementing plans to provide digital access and learning to students; and continue the school district’s universal preschool program through 2014.

In the Environment category, the board has a single goal: To affirm support for various programs, such as positive behavior support and Response to Intervention.

In the Community category, the board has two goals: To seek community involvement and communication through multiple platforms; and to work with the community to reduce dropout and truancy rates.

The board will vote Wednesday on officially adopting the goals.

Also Wednesday, the board will consider calendar changes to accommodate the upcoming holidays. District officials recommend canceling the board’s second meeting of December, and changing January meetings dates to Jan. 16th and Jan. 30th.

Wednesday’s board meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.

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