Sitka School District, Alaska
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- School board member names, their position, length of term and contact information is posted on the district's website.
- Administrative officials and their contact information is found on the district's website.
- The district's current report card can be found on the website, as are prior report cards.
- While the school board meeting schedule is posted online, agendas and minutes of past meetings of the meetings are not.
- No information on background checks is found on the district's website.
- Although the district's contract with the teacher's union is on the website, no other contact information is available.
- The district's website does not include information regarding taxes, budget or audits.
- No information regarding how to make a request for public records is found on the district's website.
The website lists the members of the school board.
In the 2008-09 academic year, the district did not meet Annual Yearly Progress standards established by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Grades 3-5, however, were identified by the Department as having met Annual Yearly Progress. The district was placed at AYP Level 1, which is an alert and requires that the district prepare and implement a school plan.
In the 2008-09 academic year, 84% of students in grades 3-10 were proficient in language arts and 71% of students in grades 3-10 were proficient in mathematics.
The Sitka Education Association represents all regularly employed certified staff with the exception of the superintendent and principals. The negotiated agreement between the district and the union posted on the website is valid from 2007 through the end of the 2009-10 academic year.
The Teacher Salary Schedule was part of the negotiated agreement.
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.
- Sitka School District Website
- Association of Alaska School Boards
- Greatschools.net Ratings of Schools in the Sitka School District
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 School Board
- ↑ Report Card
- ↑ Parents
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Teacher Contract
- ↑ Consequences of Not Meeting AYP
- ↑ Reach Homeschool
- ↑ SEACC
- ↑ Salary Schedule
- ↑ AASB Membership Directory
- ↑ AASB Legislative Efforts
- ↑ AASB Legislative Efforts
- ↑ AASB Legislative Bulletin Archive
- ↑ AASB Legislative Services
- ↑ NASB Federal Relations Network