The Ketchikan School District seal on display at the superintendent’s office. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)

Ketchikan’s school board will discuss possible changes to the school district’s anti-COVID-19 measures on Wednesday. It’s the school board’s first review of the so-called Start Strong plan since it was first approved in August.

The board is unlikely to take action on the plan Wednesday — it’s holding a work session to discuss possible changes. They would be brought back for a formal vote at a future meeting.

COVID-19 mitigation measures have been a focus of parents and students coming to testify at school board meetings. Ketchikan schools require everyone to wear a face covering while COVID-19 case numbers are high in Ketchikan.

Current rules relax mask requirements when the number of active cases in the community drops below 25. But that hasn’t happened this school year, so masks have been mandatory since school began in late August.

In other business, the school board is set to discuss its search for its next district superintendent. After rejecting a slate of candidates in July who applied during the initial search, board members voted to suspend recruiting efforts until the fall.

Ketchikan’s school board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Borough Assembly Chambers in the White Cliff Building. The full agenda is available online, and the meeting is broadcast on local cable channels and on the borough’s website. Members of the public have a chance to weigh in at the beginning of the meeting.