The Petersburg School Board is meeting Tuesday for a regular meeting to get an update on repairs to the community swimming pool and to discuss other topics.
The school district has long used the community pool to teach swimming to students in grade school and more recently in the middle school. A fire damaged the electrical panel to the pool’s boiler and the pool has been closed since October 16.
Also at the meeting, the school board will be voting on a possible adjustment to the school calendar. The district has been considering adding a few in-service days after the winter holiday break to allow time for people to quarantine if they’ve been traveling. Staff and students are required to quarantine before returning to school for at least five days after they’ve traveled in-state or out of state for more than 72 hours. Travelers also must have at least one negative COVID test result although two is recommended.
The school board will get an update on the blue ribbon ceremony for Mitkof Middle School for receiving a national award as an Exemplary High Performing School. The local middle school is one of two schools in Alaska receiving the recognition. The Department of Education had been planning a virtual award ceremony for November 12 and 13. The school will also receive a plaque and a flag for the award.
The board will be going over federal and state grants the district is receiving this year.
The board will also hear administrative reports from the superintendent, the principals, and the activities director.
The regular school board meeting starts at 6 p.m. via Ring Central video conferencing. KFSK will be broadcasting the meeting live.
To listen to the meeting, you can stream it online at KFSK.org. The public can participate in the meeting during comments from the audience. Email the district office before the meeting to get the password for the videoconference. Those email addresses are: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call the office at (877)-526-7656.
Here is the meeting agenda.