The school board also approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the Nome Elementary School and a technology upgrade for the entire district.
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.
On the April 28th episode of Exchange, in-studio guest Kaley Slingsby joined us for a discussion on social-emotional learning.
The school board unanimously approved the budget, which does not dip into fund balance or make cuts to staff.
The Board of Education has scheduled a special session next week to approve and adopt the final budget.
University officials recently visited UAF’s Northwest Campus to discuss the issue of sexual assault in Nome, but it was hard to draw connections between efforts in Fairbanks and actions in Nome.
Nome Public Schools has drafted a $14.6 million budget. The district will finalize the budget on April 12, the same day lawmakers are set to gavel out.
“Things look promising — as best as they could,” said Superintendent Shawn Arnold. “As it is right now, education spending is fairly intact.”
The school board also extended Superintendent Shawn Arnold’s contract. He will continue to lead the district through the 2018-2019 school year.