Ketchikan’s school board Thursday is slated to approve an approximately $154,000 contract with Richard Dormer, the new principal at Ketchikan High School. Dormer has been principal of Petersburg’s middle and high schools for 13 years. He previously worked in Portland, Oregon in a school of 2,000 before moving to Petersburg.

Also Thursday, the board will consider approving a three-year contract with the Ketchikan Education Association special services professionals. A tentative agreement between KEA and the school district was reached on May 4th and ratified by KEA that week. Now it’s the board’s turn to vote on the pact.  Additions to the contract include allowing employees to buy two additional days of personal leave for $250 per day, hiring and retention bonuses, and a $50,000 group term-life insurance policy for each permanent full and part time employee.

The board also is scheduled to hold a work session to discuss the superintendent evaluation process, board self-evaluation process and set goals for the school board.

Ketchikan’s school board meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, rather than its usual meeting day Wednesday, in the White Cliff building. Members of the public can weigh in near the beginning of the meeting. It’s broadcast on local cable channels and on the borough’s website.