Petersburg School District school board members and Superintendent pose at a Feb. 13, 2018 board meeting. (left-right) Board President, Mara Lutomski, board member Janine Gibbons, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter, board member Jay Lister, board member Sarah Holmgrain, board member Cheryl File. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)

Petersburg School Board will meet Tuesday to vote on a budget for the next fiscal year. School District Finance Director, Karen Quitslund, will be presenting the budget and answering questions about it.

The school board will also hear the April monthly accounting report, which includes bills, payroll, electronic fund transfers and other financial details with the district.

The school board will be considering a small revision to next year’s school calendar, adding an extra in-service day for middle and high school teachers. Next year, school is scheduled to start August 27 and finish on May 30. There is a two-week winter break starting December 24 and a week-long spring break starting March 11.

The district’s Director of Food Service, Carlee Johnson, was named the 2018 Director of the Year from the Alaska School Nutrition Association. She will be recognized during the school board meeting and will be honored in July at the association’s Annual National Conference in Las Vegas.

The Healthy Living Grant coordinator, Ginger Evens, will be giving the school board an update on that program.

There will be administrative reports from the superintendent, the principals, the activities director, and the maintenance director.

Superintendent, Erica Kludt-Painter, will discuss Alaska’s ESSA plan, which stands for Every Student Succeeds Act. She’ll also talk about new accountability requirements within the Alaska Education Challenge. And the superintendent will give an update on the Indian Education Grant.

Principal Teri Toland with the elementary school will be discussing changes to the school’s handbook for the next school year.

There is a proposed change to the dress code, which would allow mini-skirts, mini dresses or short shorts only with leggings or tights. In addition, the school is asking that students dress for being out in the rain or snow in order to participate in physical activities at recess.

New language in the handbook regarding gifts states that gifts brought to the elementary for students will be kept at the office and students may pick them up after school to avoid disruption in the day.

New language regarding absences says that absences have an impact on how the state evaluates the school, so the school urges families to plan for students to be at school on designated days.

The school board will be meeting in the high school library at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. KFSK will broadcast the meeting live. Before that, starting at 6:15 p.m. there is a student recognition and a reception in the high school commons.

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