One of the finalists for Petersburg Superintendent has accepted a job in Wrangell and is no longer in the running for Petersburg. Jay Thomas will be Wrangell’s new superintendent. Thomas is from Unalakleet and was one of Petersburg’s three finalists chosen from a group of 18 applicants. He spent the last 13 years in education in Western Alaska.This leaves two Superintendent finalists who will be visiting Petersburg this week—Virginia Jewell from Georgia and Lisa Stroh from Valdez. The two will arrive in town Tuesday and stay through Friday. Their agenda includes meeting with school administrators, board members, and students, and touring the schools and community. They are available to meet with community members Wednesday evening at 7 at the high school library.
Petersburg superintendent finalist withdrawals
Whale researchers in Southeast Alaska have broken the record for the longest re-sighting of a humpback whale. The whale’s re-sighting on July 12th in the waters outside Petersburg interacts with a fierce debate within the conservation community over the future status of these mighty marine mammals. more
The Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday gave the final approval to an ordinance that changes the fiscal year 2016 budget. more