The Petersburg School District board meets in the Middle and High School library the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

The Petersburg School Board Tuesday night approved the contracts for the district’s two principals. Rick Dormer will continue as the Middle and High School Principal and Teri Toland will continue as the Stedman Elementary School Principal.

The school board passed a calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. It’s very similar to this year’s calendar. The start date would be August 27th and the end date in the spring would be on May 30. The dates for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Breaks are also similar to this year’s schedule.

Superintendent, Erica Kludt-Painter, says there are no drastic changes.

“Really the only real difference here moving into next year is just that we have spread out the in-service days a little bit throughout the year,” she said.

The board unanimously passed a resolution called Alaska’s Education Challenge Resolution. The challenge resolution is to increase student success, cultivate safety and well-being, and support responsible and reflective learners.

Activities Director, Jaime Cabral, reported to the board about taking eight students to Sitka this week for Elizabeth Peratrovich celebrations.

“The kids get a very, very good dose of just the history of Southeast Alaska, the wildlife there in Sitka and around Southeast Alaska,” Cabral said. “And then we will also be visiting with the parade at 2 o’clock on Friday learning about Elizabeth Peratrovich, going to Castle Hill as so it is just busy busy busy all the time.”

The Board voted to move the next school board meeting from March 13, which is during Spring Break, to March 20 so they can have a quorum.