Petersburg’s school board Tuesday night will be considering the official resignation letters of two members: John Bringhurst and Dawn Ware. The board will decide how to approach filling those vacancies.
The board will consider a letter from Mike Hanley, Alaska’s Education Commissioner, officially granting the district’s request to let elementary students out of school four days early—on May 30th. The request was made by the district because of the construction project going on. The commissioner had already approved of the early-release verbally.
An update on the construction project will be given to the board. Because of the construction, the Lutheran Church is extending the use of its Fellowship kitchen to the district for its summer lunch program.
Also at the meeting, the board will continue to consider a possible memorial policy. The board last month reviewed sample memorial policies in other districts. The members want to discuss the policy development piece by piece.
Karen Quitslund, the district’s Finance Director, will update the board on the budget process to date which they plan to discuss.
The board will hear administrative reports from the Superintendent, Maintenance Director and the schools’ principals.
Superintendent Rob Thomason also will be reporting on a district survey for this month.
The school board meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the borough assembly chambers. KFSK will be broadcasting the meeting live.