Kodiak Daily Mirror - School board gets new president
School board gets new president
by James Brooks
Oct 23, 2013 | 206 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Katie Oliver
Katie Oliver
Katie Oliver is the new head of the Kodiak Island Borough school board.

In a meeting Monday, Oliver was selected to replace Melissa Borton, a longtime school board representative who did not run for re-election during this month’s municipal election.

Serving as school board vice president is Rick Kniaziowski, who won a three-year term during the election. Kniaziowski was appointed to the school board a year ago to fill a seat left vacant by a departing school board member.

Joining the school board on Monday was Todd Hailey, who attended his first meeting since being elected to a one-year term of office this month.

In other business Monday, the school board approved new school use agreements for Larsen Bay School, Karluk School, Akhiok School and Chiniak School. The Kodiak Island Borough owns remote Kodiak schools, and each year the district is required to approve a use agreement.

The school board also:

• received the Aug. 2013 report of revenue and expenses;

• accepted a $202,451 Native education grant;

• approved a $5,940 grant to purchase books for migrant students and conduct family literacy events;

• accepted $656,056 and $16,070 grants for special education;

• hired Francis Fanning as a district psychologist,

• accepted Spiridon Simeonoff and Judy Simeonoff as advisory school board members in Akhiok, Julie Rogers and Jerome Tousignant in Chiniak, Sarah Reft and Gladys Charliaga in Karluk, Bambi Hochmuth, Sharon Hochmuth and Iila Bircher in Larsen Bay, Tasha Dunlap and Ramona Erickson in Old Harbor, and Lorena Wallace, Larissa Panamarioff, Janell Shanagin, Rebecca Anderson, and Gale Boskofsky in Ouzinkie.

Contact Mirror editor James Brooks at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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