Juneau School District Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich is one of nine candidates a Montana school system is considering for its top administrative job.
The Daily Inter Lake newspaper of Kalispell, Mont., reports that the Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees will select finalists from those nine candidates Tuesday. The position opens in July.
Gelbrich began as superintendent in Juneau in 2009.
News of his job search comes after consecutive years of flat education funding from the state, an overestimate in local student enrollment numbers with a million dollar budget repercussion, and the threat of a teachers’ strike over unresolved labor issues.
- Mayor Greg Fisk was found dead at his home on Kennedy Street earlier this afternoon.
- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.
- This weekend, crowds showed up in the pouring rain to do their holiday shopping at Juneau’s Public Market, but it wasn’t the only place in town to buy local goods.
- Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.