A member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board is asking to change the name of an elementary school. Michael O’Brien says Badger Road Elementary is named for a convicted pedophile. The historical records show Harry M. Badger admitted to abusing a 10 year old girl.
The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday rejected a policy that would have limited memorials at school facilities. The policy was recommended by the Association of Alaska School Boards. It called for allowing one temporary memorial per loss that would be removed at the end of the school year.
The Petersburg Children’s Center started up the new school year September 1 with expanded space and room for more kids. The pre-school and daycare is filled with the sound of singing and activities again, thanks to donated money, labor and materials from individuals, organizations and businesses in town.
The Museum of the Aleutians has officially reopened after a scandal closed the space for nearly a year. Last week, new Executive Director Neal Hitch announced the museum has set regular hours for the first time since last fall, when the former director resigned after items from the collection were found in her home.