Two newly-seated members of Ketchikan’s school board won the positions of board president and vice president Wednesday, and a veteran board member will retain her role as clerk-treasurer.
Stephen Bradford won a secret-ballot vote for school board president. He pitched himself as an experienced leader, citing five years of prior experience on the school board. He also said he would listen to feedback from parents.
“We don’t want to take the position that some school districts have that the parents have no business involved in the education their children,” Bradford said.
[More from Wednesday’s meeting: Parents and students voice frustration with Ketchikan schools’ COVID-19 policies]
Keenan Sanderson won the vote for vice president. The 24-year-old said he’d provide a youthful perspective. Board member Paul Robbins Jr. was nominated for both president and vice president but was defeated. The board did not release vote totals.
Bridget Mattson won another term as the school board’s clerk-treasurer, defeating Diane Gubatayao in a secret-ballot vote.
Disclosure: Stephen Bradford is the husband of a member of KRBD’s nonprofit board of directors. The board is not involved in news coverage.