A new mural is going up this winter on the hallway leading into the band room at Petersburg High School. Petersburg’s school board got a tour of the work in progress this week. Art teacher Ashley Lohr said students are painting the mural the first hour of every school day, painting while the band is also practicing.
Petersburg’s school board Tuesday approved next year’s calendar after having a discussion about Christmas holiday and spring breaks. The school district has considered a calendar without a spring break week in March and an earlier end to the school year. But that option was not supported this year. The board also approved the first reading of a new policy on payment for school meals.
The Alaska legislature is considering a bill to allow members of the Board of Game and Board of Fish to deliberate on topics even after declaring a potential conflict of interest.
Petersburg’s school board tonight will consider a new food service payment policy and decide on the calendar for next year. The food service policy is a new one and it sets a 20 dollar limit for students charging meals. The district formed a committee to draft the policy to avoid surprise charges for parents and to encourage pre-payment for breakfast and lunch.