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Board to discuss Native ed recommendations

Recommendations from the Indian Policy and Procedures Committee will be a discussion topic at the Ketchikan School Board meeting Wednesday.

The recommendations were submitted in mid-January, and were developed by the committee with input from members of the public. The recommendations call for the superintendent and other district staff to meet quarterly with local Native officials to assess education opportunities for Native students. They also call for an increase in the amount of Alaska Native culture taught in the schools.

Additional recommendations include cultural training for school staff, regular discussion of Native education by the School Board, and research into different instruction methods for Native children.

Also Wednesday, the School Board has an executive session scheduled at the end of the meeting to discuss the evaluation of Superintendent Robert Boyle.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers at the White Cliff Building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting. A half-hour work session with the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences will precede tomorrow’s regular meeting.

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