The school board is sticking with their plan to name the school after a “significant local cultural educator” rather than bow to public pressure that struck some board members as racist.
When the Sitka Assembly and the school board met last week to discuss next year’s school district budget, the news from Canada cast considerable uncertainty over how much funding would be available.
The Sitka School Board will consider acknowledging Tlingit lands when it formally opens its meetings.
The Sitka School District’s counselors are taking the offensive as the administration begins to outline next year’s budget. Counselors from every building shared an hour-by-hour look into their work days on Dec. 4 for the Sitka School Board, and the range of emotional and behavioral issues they typically address.
Sitka’s school district is performing above the state average based on the latest test scores — but the numbers are not necessarily something to brag about. Instead, Sitka’s educators hope the new test results help them focus their efforts on under-performing populations in the schools.
The high cost of travel for extracurricular activities in Sitka’s schools has been an ongoing debate for years. Now, the school board is going to take a hard look at whether travel costs students and parents more than just money.