Arnold has been interim superintendent since his predecessor resigned in December; he came to Nome in July as the district’s director of human resources and special programs.
Arnold, a former U.S. Army officer and now an Air Force reservist, has worked as a teacher, a principal, and a district administrator in his 20 years in Alaska.
Gast says this decision was a difficult one, but due to family matters he will move back home to Texas to be with his children at the end of the semester. The last day of his contract is December 31.
Money to go toward JROTC and summer school reading program.
At closing bell, now two weeks into the academic year, you’ll likely see some new faces pouring out of the Nome Public Schools—teachers, staff, students eager for the year ahead. One new face, in particular, is the new principal at Nome Beltz Jr/Sr High School.
Preventing obesity in Alaska’s children today will reduce medical costs in the future, according to a recent paper. Nome Public Schools is part of a state-wide initiative to accomplish just that.
At a special meeting Friday afternoon the board voted in a contract with NANA Management Service to oversee food service and prep for the school district’s two sites.
Two programs tied to the fiscal health of Nome Public Schools were the focus at theNome board of education meeting last night. And neither was fully resolved.
Nome Public Schools will offer a full breakfast for students by the Fall 2014 school year, a move made possible by contracting all meal preparation in the district to an outside company.
Last night, in front of a packed crowd, the Common Council voted in a budget for Nome Public Schools that keeps funding flat from last year.