Sanctions recommended for Ketchikan schools

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2000

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Citing lack of progress, a consultant has recommended that the state extend sanctions against the Ketchikan School District through the coming school year.

The district was sanctioned by the state in 1998 for violating special education regulations.

Consultant Jim Rich submitted his recommendations to the Department of Education and Early Development on May 31, and cited frequent turnover as a major problem.

''As a result of this continued turnover, the district continues to lack the vision and leadership in special education that is necessary to provide effective special education programs.'' Rich said.

New Superintendent Harry Martin and Special Education Director John Laird began work this month.

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