The proposed 2018-2019 calendar would have classes starting August 27. The end date in the spring would be one day earlier than this year, on May 30. School district administration recommends that the board approve this calendar change.
Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter will give an overview of the Alaska’s education challenge resolution, which district administration recommends the board approve. The challenge resolution is to increase student success, cultivate safety and well-being, and support responsible and reflective learners.
The superintendent will also talk about the next steps in the school district’s strategic plan.
The school board will consider the resignations of two teachers from the middle and high schools. Spanish and English teacher, Rowan Beraza has taught in Petersburg for two years.
Middle School social studies teacher, Alenna Nilsen, has taught in Petersburg for one year. Two other district staff are retiring, Cheryl O’Neil and Kelly Peterson.
The school board will hear the monthly accounting report, which includes bills, payroll, electronic fund transfers and other financial details with the district.
The board will consider approving the contracts for Teri Toland to continue on as the principal of the Stedman Elementary School and Rick Dormer as the principal for the Middle and High Schools.
There will be administrative reports from the superintendent, the principals, the Director of Activities, and the Maintenance Director.
The school board will also discuss moving next month’s board meeting from March 13 to March 20 since there won’t be a quorum during the week of spring break.
The school board will be meeting in the high school library at 7 p.m. KFSK will broadcast the meeting live. The board will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. to discuss the principals’ evaluation. Then at 6:30 there is a student recognition and reception in the high school commons.
Also, tune in today 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.