The club won’t certify students with pilot licenses, but it will give them basic skills and knowledge, according to science teacher Dave Padvorac.
The school board has also approved a new literacy program for Nome Elementary and new social studies textbooks for Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
The Board of Education for the Bering Strait School District made the decisions Tuesday at a regular meeting in Teller.
The school board also extended Superintendent Shawn Arnold’s contract. He will continue to lead the district through the 2018-2019 school year.
Nine athletes from Nome are competing at the international tournament. They’ll participate in four events: Dene Games, Arctic Sports, Biathlon Ski, and Alpine Skiing.
Over the last five years, donations have kept JROTC afloat. But the district can’t sustain the program any longer — especially as they expect cuts in education funding.
With cuts looming, NPS is preparing two budgets this year — one that assumes everything goes according to plan and another that predicts significant slashes.
Each club will help high school students explore potential career paths in teaching. The goal is to encourage homegrown teachers and reduce turnover.
The district has received 35 applications from prospective principals looking to replace Edwin “Chip” Sharpe as the head of Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
The program would facilitate and fund professional development for current staff with the aim of “growing our own administrators.”