Ketchikan’s school board is taking applications to fill a vacancy — again.

Rachel Breithaupt announced her resignation from the board at last week’s meeting. She said she’s expecting a child in the coming months which factored into her decision.

Interested residents can find a two-page application to join the board at the district’s website,

Applications are due back to the superintendent’s office at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Residents can also submit an application via email to school board clerk Kerry Watson at

If it chooses to do so, the board could publicly interview candidates at its Feb. 12 meeting. The candidate would serve until the October municipal elections.

Late last year, two-term board president Matt Eisenhower submitted his resignation. He said on social media that he’d taken a job as a baseball coach in New Mexico. That would prevent him from regularly attending board meetings.

The board got only one application to fill Eisenhower’s seat. That came from Tongass National Forest public affairs officer Paul Robbins, Jr., who unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the board last October.

The board unanimously voted to appoint Robbins to the board last week without an interview, since he was the sole applicant.

We’ve got the application and all the relevant contact information on our website,