School board deals with standard business

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2003

Last Monday was a busy day for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Educa-tion.

In addition to discussions about staffing formulas, consolidations and cocurricular activities, the board also found time to conduct some standard business.

The board:

Approved new teacher assignments for Chaenette (Jenny) Carroll, special education and resources, Kenai Central High; Stephanie L. Coolman, special education and resources, Susan B. English, Nanwalek and Port Graham schools; and Jennifer Harvey-Kindred, temporary special education and resources, Tustumena Elementary School.

Approved a leave of absence for the 2004-05 school year for Loretta Swanson, prekindergarten special needs teacher at Seward Elementary School.

Denied a leave of absence for Dagmar Mayer, bilingual tutor at Soldotna Middle School, because he has not completed the five years of employment required for such a leave.

Approved the resignation of Kristina O. Salness, Title I teacher at Kenai Alternative School, effective Thursday.

Approved budget transfers requested by Aurora Borealis Charter School to pay salary and benefits for the school's teachers.

Approved a revision to 2004-05 enrollment projections for the Connections program. Several students have joined the program from outside the district in the past several weeks, increasing enrollment from 599 on Oct. 1, the official count date, to 667 on Nov. 7, and enrollment continues to rise. Therefore, the district amended the 2004-05 enrollment projection to account for an estimated 68 extra students in the program. That means the districtwide 2004-05 enrollment projection, which will be used to budget for the fiscal year 2005 school year, is 9,460 students, up from 9,392 students in the original projection.

Approved revisions to Section 2000 of the board policy manual, which covers administration. The revisions primarily cleaned up language and moved sections to more appropriate areas in the manual. They also revised the job description for the superintendent to reflect state standards.

Approved revisions to Section 9000 of the board policy manual, which deals with board bylaws. The revisions cleaned up language to reflect the change from a seven- to nine-member board.

Heard a first-reading of policy revisions that will bring policies in line with the No Child Left Behind Act, the USA Patriot Act and changes in Alaska statutes.

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