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Where is our school board?
by Ron Gibbs
Apr 11, 2014 | 708 views | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I am a 34 year resident of Kodiak with 24 years of teaching experience in the Kodiak school district. I also put two children through this system and will be beginning the process with two more in the upcoming school year. I have become increasingly concerned with the educational climate that exists in the district today. Things are not well in the KIBSD. Staff morale is at an unprecedented low. We are losing record numbers of experienced teachers. The superintendent has created a climate of fear where teachers and community members who have family working in the district are afraid to speak out for fear of retribution. He has manipulated information and has misled the community to serve his own agenda. But don’t think you can get help from the school board.

In 2010 the school board bylaws were rewritten by the administration and approved by the school board. According to the new bylaws, if teachers, parents or community members have questions or communication for the School board, they must go through the superintendent first. Also, if Board members have questions or communications to staff or about programs, they must be channeled through the superintendent. I cannot find any other school district in this state that contains bylaws such as these. People are frustrated and angry. Where is our system of checks and balances? Why aren’t our elected officials responsive to our community? If they don’t want to represent our community and act in the best interest of our children, why are they serving on the board?

Ron Gibbs

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