Author Archives: Emily Files

Ketchikan School Board to talk school enrollment

Houghtaling second graders at lunch on their second day of school.The Ketchikan School Board will vote on adding a new teaching position at Houghtaling Elementary School at its Wednesday night meeting.

Police offer safety assessments

Officers Travers and Sivertsen discuss safety at KRBD.In June, the Ketchikan Police Department made safety assessments available for local businesses. They look for potential weak spots, and see how prepared a workplace might be for anything from a natural disaster to a vandalism.

Candidate for public office banned from rec center

RecCenterKevin Staples was banned from the rec center for three months after he left a "hateful" note on the windshield of a car parked there.

Houghtaling gets last minute additional class

HoughtalingJust a few days before the start of the school year, the Ketchikan School District is hiring a third second-grade teacher at Houghtaling Elementary School.

Fawn Mountain honored by National PTA

The National PTA chose Fawn Mountain as one of 170 schools across the country for the 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence achievement.

Should there be limits on school enrollment?

First and second graders at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences.Two Houghtaling Elementary School staff said their second grade classrooms are too full due to families who registered at the last minute.

School Board to talk resolutions for AASB

Three issues the Ketchikan School Board has debated throughout the past school year will be up for debate again at Wednesday’s meeting: financing for student travel, Intensive Needs funding and nutrition rules.

For rural POW schools, four-day week fits

Coffman Cove students in January, during their first school year with a four-day week.Last year, the Southeast Island School District implemented a four-day school week in all but one school. It worked so well that every school is running on a Monday-Thursday schedule this year.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Environmental conservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.

Glenn Brown files for School Board

Ketchikan resident Glenn Brown is the first person to file for two open Ketchikan School Board seats.