Matt Eisenhower will serve his second term as president of Ketchikan’s school board. That’s following a Wednesday board meeting. Diane Gubatayo was re-elected as the board’s clerk-treasurer. Bridget Mattson will serve as vice president.
The board also approved changes to three board policies: they include a minor tweak to language on the way activity funds are managed. Previously, the board required funds to be managed according to “sound business practices.” The new language requires the school district to use “best practices for public funds.”
The board also added language to the district’s purchasing policy aimed at preventing conflicts of interest and voted to open regular food service purchases to competitive bidding.
The board also approved several European trips planned for next year. Students pay for the trips, and the district provides teachers as chaperones. The district doesn’t spend any money on the trips.
School board members also scheduled a work session to discuss how they’d evaluate Interim Superintendent Beth Lougee’s performance. She took the position late last year after the previous superintendent, Robert Boyle, resigned.