Newly-elected school board members Sally Saddler and Sean O’Brien were sworn in at their meeting Tuesday night. School District spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett says the board re-elected Saddler as President, Andi Story as Vice President, and Kim Poole was elected Clerk of the Board.
Budget Committee members for the next budget cycle for fiscal year 2013 were also approved. New members are Brian Holst and Bill Martin. They join continuing members Rebecca Braun, Laurie Berg, Laird Jones, Richard Monkman and Mark Smith.
- The PFD veto of $666 million covered a little more than a fifth of the budget gap.
- The CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority stepped down on Monday. Jeff Jessee served as CEO for 21 years. According to a press release from the organization, he is transitioning to a new role ahead of his planned retirement in three years.
- The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.