Shawn Arnold has been interim superintendent since his predecessor resigned in December, after coming 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.
At the start of last night’s Nome school board meeting, retiring board member Barb Nickels was recognized for her six years of service—while new member Brandy Arrington and returning member Jennifer Reader were sworn in.
An unexpected meeting with Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash shifted the meeting from elections to mining.
Nome voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase on alcohol and tobacco during Tuesday’s city elections.
Six candidates have filed their intention to run, unopposed, in the Nome municipal election this October.
Money to go toward JROTC and summer school reading program.
At the Nome Public Schools board of education meeting last night there was no shortage of new faces.
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.
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.