The University of Alaska Southeast will have a full-time presence in Wrangell starting this spring. UAS will base a tech prep regional coordinator in the Wrangell Public School District, and officials hope the new arrangement will expand opportunities for students and adults.
The Wrangell school board voted unanimously Monday to approve an agreement with the University of Alaska Southeast to base a full-time UAS Tech Prep Regional Coordinator in the community. The coordinator would facilitate college credit opportunities for Wrangell students and assist them with planning for postsecondary education.
The Wrangell Public School Board approved budget revisions Monday that would provide tablet devices for all students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.
Students from all over Southeast Alaska were in Wrangell Friday and Saturday for a Drama, Debate and Forensics meet. Two Wrangell High School students took first place.
The Wrangell School Board Monday reelected Susan Eagle as board president. The board also appointed Aleisha Mollen to fill a vacancy on the board until October 2015.
Incumbent school board president Susan Eagle is running against Aleisha Mollen for another three-year term on the board.
There is one open seat on the Wrangell Public School Board for the Oct. 7 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Aleisha Mollen is running against incumbent school board president Susan Eagle for a three-year term as school board member.
Monday was the first day of school for Wrangell Public Schools. New teachers, administrators and standardized tests are all making a debut this year.
Patrick Mayer replaced Rich Rhodes as superintendent of the Wrangell school district. Mayer was previously a high school principal in Delta Junction.
The Wrangell school board voted Monday night to turn the district’s food service program over to Nana Management Services, LLC. NMS will hire the Wrangell school district’s food service employees and manage several aspects of the school food program.