Karluk School's two teachers resign

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002

KODIAK (AP) -- Karluk School's two teachers are being allowed to resign after months of discussion failed to resolve problems at the Kodiak Island school.

The Board of Education held a special meeting Wednesday in which it decided teachers Norbert and Sandra Widman would be released from their contracts. The resignations were effective Friday.

The teachers requested that they be let out of their contracts because they said that while some parents were supportive of their teaching performance, many more were not.

In a letter written to the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education, they said the parents had become ''increasingly vocal in their criticism,'' and that was making it impossible to maintain discipline.

The couple, in collective efforts with Ray Maltos, regional rural principal, sought solutions over the past five months to no avail.

There are 10 students at the Karluk School.

Maltos and Sally Wilker, itinerant curriculum specialist, next week will administer the state test to the school.

Maltos said there is an applicant to fill the teaching position.

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