The Dillingham School Board voted unanimously Monday night in favor of an $11.8-million dollars budget for the next school year. The also agreed to rehire 44 returning teachers. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.
Governor Parnell’s omnibus education reform bill has cleared the Senate Education Committee and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. The Governor issued a statement Friday afternoon praising the Senate Education Committee for the work they did on the bill.
The Dillingham School Board has reached a deal with the man who has led the school district since 2010. Last month the Dillingham School Board agreed to keep Superintendent Bill McLeod on the job through the 2015 school year. However, they still had to work out a contract. That’s done and it was presented to the Dillingham School Board during Monday’s meeting.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents has created a new school within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The School of Natural Resources and Extension merges the Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF School of Natural Resources.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell defended his proposed legislation to reform the public school system in Alaska during a wide ranging press conference Wednesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.