The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday will consider items postponed from its March 13th meeting. Bylaws require meeting packets be sent to board members three business days prior to a regular meeting. Because the meeting packet was a few hours late getting delivered, action items had to be postponed.
One of those items is related to former Superintendent Robert Boyle’s resignation in December. The board negotiated a separation agreement to pay Boyle about three months’ salary in exchange for his immediate departure. The board previously voted on the $53,000 payment. On Wednesday, it will formally vote on the entire separation agreement. This item is under the consent agenda.
Also on the consent agenda is a contract to approve Linnaea Troina as the Fawn Mountain principal, administrative contracts, and tenured teaching contracts for the 2019-2020 school year.
Also postponed from the March 13th meeting is acceptance of the resignation of board member Glen Thompson. In his resignation letter, Thompson stated his priorities do not align well with those of the new board. After accepting his resignation, the board can declare a vacancy and seek candidates to fill that position.
Also Wednesday night, the board will consider adopting a resolution opposing Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget, and a resolution outlining the implications of the proposed state budget to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.
Two public hearings are scheduled early in the meeting, both are related to revising board policy. The first is in regards to contracts, and the second, the school district report card.
The meeting begins 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.