The two candidates for Ketchikan School Board talked about their hopes for the school district at a KRBD call-in forum Monday evening.
A black bear was in first place for a short time during one of the races at the Region V Cross Country meet Saturday in Ketchikan.
Ketchikan’s student enrollment has been steadily increasing the past few years. But that steady rise might jump because of big Ketchikan-area projects.
The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday night will consider new teacher positions at two elementary schools and technology purchases for the Alaska Digital Academy.
Ketchikan was one of several Alaska stops for the African Children’s Choir. The choir is made up of 18 Ugandan children. They were recruited by the Music for Life charity, a Christian organization that educates kids in countries throughout Africa.
There are no restaurants in the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. But that looks like it’s going to change.
Last-minute increases in enrollment caused two Ketchikan elementary schools to scramble for additional classrooms. Both of the schools have new classrooms in place, and they’re moving closer to finalizing the new teacher contracts.
Ketchikan school enrollment has increased each year since 2010. This year, that’s caused problems for two elementary schools.
Ketchikan has an “it won’t happen here” attitude that contributes to some lax safety standards at local schools. That is one of the findings in a draft safety assessment of the Ketchikan School District from an outside non-profit.
The Ketchikan School Board will vote on adding a new teaching position at Houghtaling Elementary School at its Wednesday night meeting.