Ketchikan’s college board to explore no matter if middle faculty pupils ought to be issued lockers

Schoenbar Center University. (KRBD file picture)

Ketchikan’s school board is set to go over whether or not middle-schoolers really should be allowed to use lockers to retailer their stuff.

College students at Schoenbar Center University have not been broadly issued lockers due to the fact the 2019-2020 faculty yr. It’s a pandemic precaution — the thought is to slash down on surface area speak to and improve the flow of targeted traffic by the middle school’s single major hallway, Schoenbar Principal Sheri Boehlert stated at a town corridor meeting last month.

“You have frequent little ones weaving in and out of every other, which sales opportunities to a whole lot of make contact with, which leads to a whole lot of — it is a ton,” she explained.

Lockers are out there for some pupils, like members of the faculty band, and for learners who medically require a single. But it’ll be up to the university board whether or not to revise its coverage when it fulfills on Wednesday.

In other business enterprise, the university district is wanting to up grade the pcs issued to the district’s learners. Quite a few of Ketchikan’s college students already have university-issued laptops, but school officials discovered out final spring that some students’ gadgets couldn’t run the application needed for on-line discovering.

Directors are asking the college board to obtain nearly 800 new laptops and tablets at a price tag of approximately $250,000 from academic tech nonprofit OETC. Federal COVID-19 aid funds would fund the order. Ketchikan’s university board is set to vote irrespective of whether to correct the cash.

Also Wednesday, the board is scheduled to take into account paying for new social experiments textbooks. The university district’s curriculum director states the district’s planet background, U.S. historical past and civics textbooks are additional than a ten years aged and need to be changed. The new materials from publishers McGraw Hill, Savaas and Bedford will price tag approximately $38,000.

Eventually, Ketchikan Superior School’s yearbook class is inquiring the board for authorization to mail as many as 10 students and a teacher to a workshop in Seattle future month. College students would spend the weekend setting up and producing the upcoming Ketchikan Substantial Faculty yearbook. The trip’s $7,600 selling price tag would be paid out by the yearbook club, but all out-of-condition outings require board approval.

Ketchikan’s university board fulfills at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the White Cliff Constructing on Very first Avenue. General public remark will be read at the starting of the meeting. The total agenda is obtainable on the web, and the assembly is broadcast on local cable channels and dwell-streamed at the borough’s web-site.