School board members gathered in a classroom at Ouzinkie School Monday to hold the board's monthly work session. It's the second time members have met off the road system in the past year. The first was last spring in Old Harbor. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KMXT).
the second time in a year, the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education held
its monthly work session at a village site. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more.
Song :10s “…[song
at Ouzinkie School greeted members of the school board and district staff with
a song in Alutiiq. ‘Quayana tayluci’ means “thank you for coming.” Students
spend about a half hour per week learning Alutiiq via the district’s
videoconferencing equipment from Susan Malutin and Teri Schneider in Kodiak.
Seanna Gunn teaches middle schoolers at Ouzinkie School and sits in on the
1 :22s “…teach
me so much also.”)
the song and introductions, middle schoolers Alisa Chichenoff and Joshua
Chernekoff gave a slide show presentation to show off what some of the younger
kids have been doing so far this school year.
1 :24s “…they
also put on a play.”)
up, high school students Rebecca Anderson and Tiffany Panamarioff talked about
some of the projects older students have been working on.
2 :31s “…refuge
and Kodiak College.”)
Principal Jake Parrett thanked the board for coming to the village to hold
their work session.
1 :14s “…and
around our school.”)
five voting members plus the school board’s non-voting student representative
were able to make the trip to Ouzinkie. Superintendent Stuart McDonald and
members of the administrative staff were also there in person. Other members of
the district staff and school officials from other village sites were able to
participate in the meeting via videoconference.