Before the Kodiak Island Borough
School District can receive building
funds from the state, it has to have a plan in place that meets Alaska education
specifications. In order to ensure that the building plans meet those
standards, the district wants to hire a company that specializes in that sort
For that reason the board of
education passed a sole-source contract with DeJong and Associates, to refine
the educational specifications document for the Kodiak High School Renovation
and Expansion project.
Stuart McDonald explained more about what goes into writing what's called "ed
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said that DeJong and Associates have a successful record in Alaska for meeting state education
specification guidelines. He said that most of the "ed-spec" work has already
been done within the district. DeJong and Associates will fine-tune the
district's plans to make sure they fall within all state regulations.
The cost of
the contract is around 45,000 dollars.
Also at Monday's special
meeting, the board took steps to open up bidding for an "electronic record
retention program." McDonald said the program will turn the school district's
decades of paper documents into retrievable digital files.
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The board also approved a
purchase order for around 112 thousand dollars for the district's new wireless
internet system. The superintendent said that the current wireless router is
like one that can be purchased at a department store for home use.
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actions at Monday's meeting included the hiring of two teachers: Kate Anthony,
a reading teacher at Main Elementary and Deanne Wood, an elementary special
education teacher at Ouzinkie.