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.
After suggesting higher minimum enrollment, Rep. Lynn Gattis says she “doesn’t know” if she’ll introduce a bill — or if it would even pass.
The program would facilitate and fund professional development for current staff with the aim of “growing our own administrators.”
Berkeley has worked for Nome Public Schools for 12 years — five as a teacher and seven as an administrator. He’s currently the district’s director of federal programs.
Superintendent Shawn Arnold said education funding could face cuts next year, but Sitnasuak has donated nearly $100,000 to the district.
Superintendent Shawn Arnold announced the district may adopt an innovative calendar at the junior and senior high, starting next school year.
The school board unanimously passed a resolution observing the holiday that celebrates Native history and culture.
To receive state funding, Alaska schools must have a minimum of 10 students. But some lawmakers are looking at raising the number to 20 or 25.