With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers putting a proposed expansion of Nome’s port on pause for at least a year, council members discussed a way forward at Monday’s meeting.
The school board swore in new members and resolved to fight a bill that could shut down two Nome schools.
The school board discussed upgrades — from emergency lighting to payroll processing — at their work session last week.
At Seat C, Nancy Mendenhall and John Tidwell are vying to replace Betsy Brennan. Meanwhile, Keith Conger is running unopposed for Seat D.
Fifty students gathered for a weekend of teambuilding and tackling tough issues during the annual youth leadership retreat.
Board members Brennan and Davis will not seek re-election. Nancy Mendenhall and John Tidwell will compete for Brennan’s spot, while Keith Conger runs unopposed for Davis’.
On the Sep. 10 episode of Exchange, we talked about models of successful education in western Alaska — and how we’re preparing students for life after high school.
Over 700 students are enrolled in the district, but eight left Nome Schools over the summer to attend Mount Edgecumbe.
Nome students reported more positive attitudes about safety, school leadership, and student involvement in 2015.
The JROTC program will continue after a donation from Sitnasuak. Meanwhile, Superintendent Shawn Arnold may be deployed next summer.