The Board doesn’t have to approve the list – tenured teachers are guaranteed a contract per state statute. That guarantee – not the teachers on the list – was the source of angst for School Board members.
Anita Maxwell, the department’s Senior Curator of Programs, is back as the interim director. She says the Museum Department’s renovation project at the Centennial Building is progressing and remains on track for an official opening reception on April 28.
District Finance Director Adam Thompson reports that as of last week, the Alaska Senate Finance Committee had proposed a 5-percent cut to public school funding. He estimates that would mean an approximately $1.4 million hit to the local district.
An ordinance that would reduce the borough’s public notice requirements was unanimously approved in first reading by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday, but members stopped short of also approving a list of proposed cuts to ads published in the local newspaper.