The Petersburg School Board meets Tuesday to hear reports from administrators, to elect new officers, and to discuss educational issues facing the district.

The board plans to take action on a new law passed by the Legislature that prohibits school districts from restraining or putting students into seclusion except for special circumstances. Those circumstances include when a student’s behavior poses an imminent danger of physical injury.

The board will also take action on whether or not to accept money for several grants that total over a half a million dollars. The grants are for suicide awareness, prevention and postvention; healthy living grant; Alaska nutritional foods; No Child Left Behind federal funds; Title VI-B and preschool; Carl Perkins; and Title VII.

The school board will recognize the resignation of custodian Ed Herrman.

The board will also discuss school board conferences coming up and possible committee assignments for board members.
The Petersburg School District board meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Borough Assembly Chambers.

KFSK will be broadcasting the meeting live.

You can also hear about the meeting from a few board members in “Campus Connection Call-in” Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. after KFSK’s midday news.