Interim President Pat Pitney cited “distrust of the process.”
Superintendent Bridget Weiss emphasized that the school district’s decisions around reopening could have wider community impacts.
Regent Darroll Hargraves of Wasilla led the charge to rescind, noting abundant and diverse opposition to the merger.
About 5,000 fewer students have enrolled than expected, and 660 have transferred to other districts or programs.
It’s part of a larger vision — in the works for several years — to establish a Northwest Coast arts hub.
If Juneau’s public health conditions remain stable, face-to-face classes with small groups of students may begin after Labor Day.
An estimated 60% of the 250 UAS classes in Juneau will be held in-person.
Teachers remain concerned about connecting with students in rural areas without devices or internet access.
For parents who are uncomfortable physically sending their kids back but don’t want to lose their connection to their neighborhood school, there will be a distance learning option through neighborhood schools.
Alumni say they were inspired by recent protests across the country — and the racist reactions to those protests by staff members.