Board Policy 6117 states that principals would require homeroom or first-period teachers in all grades district-wide to set aside at least one minute, but no more than two minutes, of silence at the start of each school day.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District School Board voted to suspend a policy that previously allowed transgender students to use the gendered bathroom which corresponds with their own gender identification.
In a Wednesday letter to parents of ASD students, the superintendent said the estimated deficit for the fiscal year 2024 is sitting at $68 million, with surveys soon available to parents of families asking their input.
The MSBSD Teacher Scholarship Loan with Chadron State College program - informally called “Grow Our Own” - enrolls recently graduated high school students into an online college, as well as places them with part-time jobs in Mat-Su schools.
The policy goes on to state that principals would require homeroom or first-period teachers in all grades district-wide to set aside at least one minute, but no more than two minutes of silence. During this time, students are not allowed to interfere with other students’ participation, and teachers are not allowed to suggest how a student chooses to utilize that time.
Wednesday morning, Bryantt was interviewed about his goals for this upcoming year, which will be his first as the head of the district. Already, Bryantt has concerns about the budget and teacher retention. His priority for right now, he says, is fixing the bus driver shortage.
According to district spokesperson Jillian Morrissey, the district is short about 20-30 drivers. Each school essentially has a designated “no bus” day during the week until those positions can be filled, relying on parents to provide their own student transportation.
Nearly four years after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska, community and Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District leaders visited the new Houston High School building on Thursday.
The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals recently announced Colony Middle School's Mary Fulp as the Alaska Principal of the Year for 2022, citing her statewide leadership and her advocation of students, education, as well as other principals.
Throughout the pandemic, many college students never got to walk during graduation ceremonies. The University of Alaska Anchorage is going to give students a chance to re-capture that missed experience.
As legal marijuana becomes more mainstream, the conversations about how to talk to children about pot have been evolving in Alaska. Experts say parents should be upfront with their children about the impacts of marijuana — especially on young, still developing brains.
Officials from a southeast Alaska school district say a pep club’s “country” theme for a basketball game against a school from Alaska’s only Indian reserve had a negative effect that was predictable and should have been prevented.
The Anchorage School Board said that the Anchorage School District will be paying for part of its School Resource Officer program for the first time in several years. The funding was included in the district's fiscal year 2023 budget which the board passed this week.