Kodiak Daily Mirror - Kodiak school board OKs state delayed teacher contracts
Kodiak school board OKs state-delayed teacher contracts
by Wes Hanna / whanna@kodiakdailymirror.com
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KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education met briefly Wednesday to approve contracts for a handful of teachers who have been employed by the district since the beginning of the school year but were waiting for approval of their Alaska teaching credentials from the Department of Education and Early Development.

The state is responsible for approving the certification of teachers, and with an influx of Outside teachers during the summer, the certification office gets backed up and cannot complete all applications before classes start.

The certification office is still making a first review of applications submitted three weeks ago and a second and final review of applications received five weeks back, according to the state website.

But approval of the contracts Wednesday means no other teachers in the district are waiting for credentials to come through for filled teaching positions, KIBSD executive secretary Karen DeGuzman said.

Contracts were approved for Corrine Cratty at Main Elementary, Jeremy Voorhees and Nicole Voorhees for the Akhiok School, and Stacey Waldrup at Kodiak High School.

Contact Mirror writer Wes Hanna at whanna@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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