The Ketchikan School Board has just one meeting this month, and that is set for Wednesday.
The School Board has a light agenda, with just one action item: A motion to approve a business technician position for the business office. According to the agenda statement, the business office has been operating with one less technician since 2011, and that has created some strain on operations.
The position would cost the district an additional $39,000.
In his report to the board, Superintendent Robert Boyle talked about weather-related school closures. He stressed that he will close schools for the day only if the conditions are unsafe for travel.
Boyle also addressed school closures in the event of a power outage, like a recent one that hit Ketchikan. He writes that, again, safety is the biggest factor to consider. And most of the time, it’s safer to maintain normal school hours.
Also Wednesday, the board will enter into an executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss contract negotiations with the Ketchikan Education Association.
The School Board meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Assembly chambers at the White Cliff Building. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.