Trevor Shaw and Kim Hodne will take the oath of office Wednesday before taking their seats for the first Ketchikan School Board meeting since last week’s local election.
Shaw was re-elected to his seat, and Hodne will be a new member.
The Board also will select a new president, vice president and clerk-treasurer on Wednesday. All those positions are annual appointments made following an election.
Former Board President Michelle O’Brien has resigned her seat, and former Vice President Dave Timmerman did not seek re-election to the School Board. Shaw has served as clerk-treasurer for the past year.
In his report to the School Board, Superintendent Robert Boyle writes that this month is the start of the official student enrollment count, for purposes of determining state funding. He writes that the district’s enrollment remains above the budget estimate, and he anticipates state revenue will be up by more than $650,000.
The “average daily membership” enrollment count ends on Oct. 28th.
Boyle also reports that the district’s Title IX (title nine) compliance officer has been conducting interviews to determine whether the district has violated that federal rule. There were strong complaints at the last School Board meeting that some girls teams, particularly volleyball, had not been treated fairly.
Boyle says a report will be provided once the interviews and analysis are complete.
Wednesday’s School Board meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.