Since 2008, Juneau’s eighth-graders have gotten to choose between the town’s two main high schools. But with a shrinking population and budget cuts, some wonder if two high schools is one too many.
The Juneau School Board voted unanimously to accept the gift of a Tlingit name for Juneau-Douglas High School. Yadaa.at Kalé is a name given to Mt. Juneau, meaning “beautifully adorned face.”
Weiss has served as interim superintendent for the Juneau School District since August, when her predecessor left after four years in the position. On Tuesday, she accepted the position permanently with the school board’s unanimous support.
Random drug testing has been mandatory for Juneau School District’s high school athletes since 2009. But among administrators, students, parents, and coaches, there doesn’t seem to be a consensus about its purpose or its effectiveness.