Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education meets tonight for a special meeting
and work session.
special meeting is mostly to approve teacher contracts. But the real action
will happen behind closed doors when board President Betty Odell calls an
executive session to discuss appointing someone to the vacant seat previously
held by Peggy Tuttle, who resigned from the board after her Coast Guard husband
was transferred out of state. During the executive session the board will also
discuss the evaluation of Superintendent Larry LeDoux, who will be leaving at
the end of the month to become state commissioner of education in Juneau.
people have applied for the vacant school board seat, and both are scheduled to
be interviewed during the board’s work session. Peggy Rauwolf ran for the board
last October in a field of three candidates, losing to current board member
Melissa Borton by 15 votes. She says in her application for the seat that many
people encouraged her to run again. Rauwolf works for GCI and has lived in
Kodiak for more than 30 years.
other applicant is Ken McCarty, who is a relative newcomer to Kodiak Island.
McCarty moved here last year to work at Providence Kodiak Island Counseling
Center as director of the Safe Harbor Office. A licensed marriage family
therapist, he previously lived in Redding, California where he was in private
practice and was director of McCarty’s Resource Skill Center, a California
state certified non-public school specializing in special education and
learning disabled students.
says she’s not sure if the board will announce a selection at tonight’s
meeting. Whoever is chosen will have to wait until the board’s next regular
meeting, scheduled for June 23rd, to be sworn in and seated. That person will
then serve until the October municipal election.