Over the last few years, the Kodiak Island Borough School District has made major investments in classroom technology, including various Apple laptop computers and iPad mobile devices.
The Association of Alaska School Boards has two Legislative Fly-ins scheduled for the current Alaska State Legislative session, and Kodiak Island Borough School District administrators and Board of Education members plan to be in Juneau to be part of the discussion.
During the Jan. 23 regular meeting of the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education, the district’s FY18 preliminary budget was presented by KIBSD Business Manager Sandy Daws. The bottomline: KIBSD is focused on reducing its overall non-personnel budget for FY18 by $918,367 over its current FY17 budget.
While solid academics and graduation rates are the primary goals of every school district, how faculty, staff and students feel about their schools and classmates and their connection to them is important as well.
During its November Retreat, the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s Board of Education began a dialogue about the district’s citizen advisory committees. The discussion continued during the BOE’s December work session.
The future of Kodiak’s commercial fishing fleet is uncertain, according to recent research completed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Sea Grant Alaska, the Alaska Marine Conversation Council and the North Pacific Research Board.