Ketchikan’s School Board has a light agenda for its meeting Wednesday night.

The Start Strong Committee is scheduled to make a presentation on modifications to the district’s COVID mitigation plan for the 2021-2022 school year. This includes a draft of risk levels and how they will be responded to, and a plan on how the school year will begin.

Also Wednesday, the board is slated to approve changing the date of its second regular meeting in August from the 25th to the 18th.  Board bylaw specifies regular meetings be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Changing the date would allow the board time to discuss and deliberate on the Start Strong plan before the first day of school, August 26th.

In other business the board will consider approving a long-term substitute teaching contract with Judith Doyon to teach music and S.T.E.A.M. classes at the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences, and a one-year contract with Linnaea Troina as a COVID communications and public relations director.

The meeting begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly Chambers in the White Cliff Building. The meeting is also live streamed on the borough website and available on local cable channels. There will be time for public comment at the beginning and end of the meeting.

And on Thursday, the Start Strong Committee will host a community question-and-answer session on the draft plan. They’re seeking feedback they can use to modify the draft plan. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Ketchikan High School Auditorium. Masks are required in the Kayhi building.