The Wrangell Public School Board Tuesday voted to offer Kendall Benson of Utah the job of secondary school principal. The board also offered contracts to all of the district’s non-tenured teachers.
The Wrangell Public School Board had a full audience at its last two meetings. Teachers and parents expressed concerns about two topics: a lack of communication with the board and the resignation of the secondary school principal.
The Wrangell Public School Board approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2016 Monday and narrowly avoided eliminating the district’s school lunch program.
Wrangell school officials were caught off guard recently when the Alaska Senate Finance Committee proposed an additional cut to education funding. The budget amendment would cut $47.5 million from public schools statewide.
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.