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.
The Nome School Board debated the need for a new technology position, as workloads become unmanageable servicing new systems and equipment.
Back from the Association of Alaska School Boards conference, Nome’s board discussed what legislative priorities they’ll submit to the City Council to lobby for in Juneau.
After other districts announced more lenient policies dealing with lice, Nome administrators pledged to develop their own policy for the pesky school health concern.
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.
Nome Public Schools could see a shortfall of hundreds of thousands of dollars if budget numbers from Friday’s City Council work session don’t change.
Scott Handley will be the new Nome Beltz Principal this fall after current principal Steve Gast moves to a district office position. Handley has spent the…