The Petersburg School board is meeting Tuesday at 7 p.,m. in the high school library.

Petersburg’s school board will be meeting Tuesday to go over the fiscal year 2018 school year budget and changes happening at the schools during the next 2017-18 school year.

Director of Finance, Karen Quitslund, will be presenting the details of the next school year’s budget and be taking questions from the board.

School administrators will be going over changes to the student handbooks for the next school which includes staff changes and updated language on absences and homework.

Petersburg’s School Board will hear the results of a survey for staff and students regarding connectedness within the schools. The survey was administered by the Association of Alaska School Boards. The association’s School Climate Coordinator, Jenni Lefing, will present the findings to the school board. The survey asks students how they feel about various topics like peer support, school safety, and social and emotional learning. The questionnaire asks staff about parent involvement, leadership, cultural connectedness, and how they think students get along. The survey was completed by 50 staff members and 278 local students.

Another survey involving parents and the community will be discussed by Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter.

Maintenance Director, Dan Tate, is proposing to the board that the district purchase an ADA accessible multi-function school activity bus to replace the district’s Chevy van. The proposed bus is a 2018 model that costs about $58,000.

Also, the board will be considering the sale and disposal of extra miscellaneous items like textbooks, tables and chairs.

The school board will be meeting in the high school library Tuesday at 7 p.m. KFSK will broadcast the meeting live.

Also, tune in Tuesday for Campus Connection, a call-in program with district officials who will be discussing the meeting agenda and other educational topics. Campus Connection follows the Midday Magazine at 12:30 p.m.