An ordinance that would have amended City code to include ice removal along with snow removal on City sidewalks, was in the second reading phase when Councilman Gerald Brown suggested limiting the ordinance to specific areas. After rejecting that motion, the Council then deliberated on the matter of “junk motor vehicles”.
Through a resolution, Nome’s City Council could determine how much money it’s going to contribute to Nome Public Schools this year.
Hattie Keller, the newly appointed Inupiaq Director for Kawerak, says they have hired two staff members to teach a group of young children at Shishmaref’s language nest.
Councilman Gerald Brown’s motion to table the snow and ice ordinance passed unanimously. All new ordinances on the agenda also passed on to the second reading phase, including one authorizing the City to purchase property from Arctic Gold Mining.
Following the conclusion of the work session, the Nome City Council will determine the fate of an ordinance which would require property owners within city limits to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks that are adjacent to their properties.
From planning stages, to rehearsal, to showtime: listen to this month’s “Dearest Alaska” to hear all about the world premiere of Stephen Lias’ “Between the Tundra and the Sky.”
Superintendent Shawn Arnold started off the NPS work session with a presentation on Kagan learning, a teaching method that focuses on cooperative learning and increasing student engagement.
In this month’s episode of Dearest Alaska, children’s imagination is the last key ingredient in creating a new mobile game app for the National Park Service.
Nome Public Schools are currently estimated to receive $14.4 million in state funding in 2018. According to current expenditures, present costs would result in a deficit of more than $1 million.
Nome Public Schools may soon be facing what Superintendent Shawn Arnold calls “significant” budget cuts. Specific reductions are still uncertain; a final budget is months away.