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  • The head teacher in Port Lions urged the Kodiak Island Borough School District to address several maintenance issues during the district’s Board of Education meeting on Jan. 22. The Port Lions school has just two teachers – Shayla Demming handles the primary education and her partner, Ken Stockard, handles secondary education alongside a secretary/teacher’s aide. …
  • The Kodiak Island Borough School District [KIBSD] could face a deficit of millions of dollars this year without an increase in state education funding. Cyndy Mika is the district’s superintendent. She said they’re still putting together priorities for a first draft of a budget for the 2024-2025 school year. “This way of doing it, where …
  • Due to icy road conditions, Kodiak school buses will be running two-hours behind schedule this morning. All schools on the road system will begin two hours late today. This does not effect rural schools. Additionally, morning preschool classes are canceled today. In an automated phone call, the Kodiak Island Borough School District said the delay …
  • The Kodiak Island Borough School District received a bomb threat via email late morning on Dec. 18. Classes are currently on winter break, but the remaining staff were sent home. The district usually has a handful of administrative staff at the superintendent’s office over winter break, but the parking lot was empty, December 18, 2023. …
  • The Alaska Department of Education finished its headcount for school districts across the state last month. The village of Old Harbor listed ten more students this year than last year according to the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Dr. Cyndy Mika in her office, June 1, 2023. (Brian Venua/KMXT) “Last year we had about 29 …
  • The decision to close the Karluk school was unanimous at an emergency school board meeting on Oct. 24. “It’s a sad day when you have to close a school,” said Cyndy Mika, the Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent. “And it’s not anything that I ever wanted to do in my tenure – it’s nothing …
  • Chadwick Watters works for Leader Creek Fisheries in Naknek – near Bristol Bay – and is at the end of an in-person ammonia refrigeration training. “This class was advertised to us through our facility manager and he kind of told us that this would be a good opportunity to learn more, get more hands on …
  • On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin talks about juvenile justice with members of Kodiak Teen Court: Fernando Escobar, President of Kodiak Teen Court’s Board of Directors Payton Callahan, Vice-president and judge Tessa Davis, Secretary and attorney Andrew Ott, legal advisor and KTC instructor Listen here:
  • Kodiak Harvest Food Co-op, a locally owned grocery store, raised $770 for the Kodiak Middle School’s agriculture program, according to a press release from their board of directors. The co-op raised the money through a silent dessert auction held during the co-op’s annual meeting. KHFC project director Rob Stauffer presents KMS STEAM teacher Amanda Johnson …