The end of the 2018 school year is fast approaching, and the Ketchikan School District will say goodbye to six retirees.
In his report to the Ketchikan School Board, Superintendent Robert Boyle thanked those six employees for their service to the district. They are culinary arts instructor Doug Edwards, high school activities director Lynn Wadley, high school assistant principal Mike Rath, middle school special education teacher Sherri White, elementary music teacher Tia Wilhelm, and elementary special education teacher Bonnie McCall.
The school board meets Wednesday, and along with honoring those retirees will vote on offering new contracts. Laura Murph has been offered the position of math and science teacher at Schoenbar Middle School. Catherine McRoberts was offered the job as the new culinary teacher at Ketchikan High School.
Brian Adams has agreed to continue providing contractual school psychologist services to the district. He’s been serving that need for about five years. According to the agenda statement in the packet, the district has not been able to hire a second full-time psychologist. His contract also is up for a board vote.
Also Wednesday, the board will talk about Fiscal Year 2019 budget adjustments, and will discuss board goals for the coming year.
The 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.
This report has been edited to make some clarifications.