Northwest Arctic Borough School District, Alaska
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Last reviewed: October 2012
Serving over 2,000 children in western Alaska, just north of the Arctic Circle, the NABSD employs 140 teachers in the regions’ eleven villages. Connected by rives and air routes, but no roads, the villages are typically home to a subsistence lifestyle built on hunting and fishing.
- The calendar of Board meetings, minutes and agendas are available.
- Names of Board officials, individual email address, individual phone numbers, and a physical address are available
- Names of administrative officials, individual email address, individual phone numbers<, and a physical address are available
- A public records contact is available
- Background check policy is available.
- Academic reports are available for standard testing and graduation rates are posted
- Archived Board meetings and minutes are unavailable.
- Current and archived budgets are unavailable and a search does not return relevant results.
- Current and archived audits are unavailable and a search does not return relevant results.
- Open bids and awarded contracts are unavailable.
- Tax rates and revenue are unavailable.
- Public record information is unavailable, and a search does not return relevant results.
- Background check policy is unavailable, and a search does not return relevant results.
The names and contact information for each Regional School Board member is posted on the district's website.
|Name||Board of Education Role|
|Sandy Shroyer-Beaver||Board President|
|Paula Mills||Board Vice President|
|Angela Washington||Board Member|
|Tina Swan||Board Member|
|Helena Jones||Board Member|
|Daisy Lambert||Board Member|
|Tillie Ticket||Board Member|
|Brad Reich||Board Member|
|Robert Wells||Board Member|
|Art Finkenbinder||Human Resources Director|
|Karen Goodwin||Director of Administrative Services|
|Craig McConnell||Director of Property Services|
|Annmarie O’Brien||Assistant Superintendent|
|Judith Richards||Director Instruction Technology and Information Services|
|Linda Saito||Curriculum and Instruction Department|
|Cheryl Schweigert||Director of Special Programs|
|Brett Slaathaug||Student Activities Coordinator|
|LeeAnn Tyree||Director State and Federal Programs|
The NWABSD did not meet District Adequate Yearly Progress Status. The AYP level is 4; districts at a level 2 or above must develop an improvement plan. The graduation rate is 54.2%. The state target is 85%.
In the 2008-09 academic year, the district did not meet Annual Yearly Progress criteria established by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. The district was placed on AYP Level 4, which requires corrective action be taken.
In the district, 49% of students are proficient in language arts and 49% are proficient in mathematics.
There are three unions representing district employees. The Northwest Arctic Educational Support Personnel Association represents the classified employees of the district. And agreement valid from 2004 through 2007 between the Association and the district is posted on the website, but no current agreement is available. That agreement provided for a salary schedule ranging from $12.48 to $34.29 and no annual increase.
The Northwest Arctic Principal's Association represents the principals, assistant principals and principal/teachers in the district. The agreement between the Principal's Association and the district found on the website was valid between 2005 and 2008. That agreement provided for salary schedules ranging from $83,083 and $93,403 in 2005-06, $85,575 to $96,205 in 2006-07 and between $88,143 and $99,091 in 2007-08
The Northwest Arctic Education Association represents the district's certificated employees, including teachers, counselors and librarians. The agreement between the Education Association posted on the website was valid from 2005 to 2008. The salary schedule for 2005-06 ranged from $38,915 to $73,059, from $40,082 to $75,251 for the 2006-07 academic year, and from $41,284 to $77,509 for the 2007-08 academic year.
The district is a member of the Association of Alaska School Boards. The AASB states on its website that it promotes pro-education legislation and to protect the principle of local control of public education, with its efforts led by its Executive Director. The AASB also issues a Legislative Handbook to members of its Legislative Network and publishes a Legislative Bulletin. The AASB is also an affiliate of the National School Boards Association and its Federal Relations Network, which addresses the legislative process at a national level.
- Northwest Arctic Borough School District website
- Association of Alaska School Boards
- Greatschools.net Ratings of schools in the Northwest Arctic Borough School District
- NWABSD District Report Card to the Public.pdf NWABSD Facts
- Board meetings
- Board officials
- Administrative officials
- and public records policies are available in a central location
- NWABSD District Report Card to the Public.pdf Academic reports
- School Board Members
- NWABSD District Report Card to the Public.pdf AYP Report
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- Consequences of Not Meeting AYP
- Classified Agreement
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- Teacher Agreement
- AASB Membership Directory
- AASB Legislative Efforts
- AASB Legislative Efforts
- AASB Legislative Bulletin Archive
- AASB Legislative Services
- NASB Federal Relations Network