The Juneau School Board will appoint a new member Tuesday to replace Kim Poole, who recently resigned.
The board had 30 days to replace Poole, who submitted her resignation on Nov. 13 and moved to Oklahoma to work in a family business.
Six people have applied for the seat, including two school board candidates in the fall municipal election.
Michelle Johnston and Will Muldoon were among five who ran for the board in October. On Election Day, Johnston received 12 percent of the vote, and Muldoon, 16 percent.
Current board members interviewed the six for the vacant position on Monday.
In addition to Johnston and Muldoon, Myrna Gardner, Janice Hotch, Jennifer LaRoe and Lisa Worl hope to be the nominee.
School District spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett says the board will vote a secret ballot at Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
“There will not be an executive session; it will all be done in public,” Bartlett says. “They’ll have a ballot and it may take more than one vote because there are so many candidates. But it will all be done at the board meeting in public.
All the education board candidates but Muldoon either have or have had children in Juneau schools.
- At a 30-day wellness camp hosted at Ekwok Lodge, participants fought alcohol and drug addiction with fishing and berry picking. Friday was graduation day.
- Before he was reassigned, Joel Clement was part of a working group focused on village relocation and coastal resilience in Alaska.
- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and its partners, including Kodiak area Native corporations, are at the beginning of a two-and-a-half year, $1.8 million study of elk and bears on on Afognak Island to help balance game management and logging.
- Kodiak Island Borough resource manager and officer Maggie Slife was part of a group that went out on a rainy day to inspect the completed replanting of the burn area the Chiniak fire left behind in 2015.