Juneau Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich has been passed up again for a superintendent’s job in another state.
Gelbrich and David Peterson of Belfair, Wash. interviewed on Monday for the position in the Nampa, Idaho school district. Peterson was selected Thursday night by the Nampa Board of Trustees, according to the Idaho-Press Tribune.
Peterson has already accepted the job and will start July 1. He has been superintendent of the North Mason School District in Washington state since 2007.
Gelbrich has been in Juneau since 2009 and has recently been looking for a position outside Alaska. He was an unsuccessful finalist for a job in Kalispell, Mont. in January.
“It’s a competitive process. I mean, there are talented people out there,” Gelbrich said after Monday’s interview in Idaho. He was unavailable for comment on Friday.
Gelbrich says he would like to be closer to family in the Pacific Northwest.
- An old growth timber sale recently announced in a Ketchikan newspaper has one conservation group scratching its head. That’s because this type of harvest, near valuable salmon streams, won’t be allowed in the future.
- Ballots are still outstanding from four precincts in District 40: Selawik, Browerville, Anaktuvuk Pass and Ambler.
- Enrolled members of Alaska’s largest tribal government are getting enhanced photo IDs. They can be used for border crossings and some other situations where official identification is necessary.
- Juneau police are looking for 25-year-old Micah Nelson of Juneau in connection with several recent reckless driving incidents and a hit and run.