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Hoonah City School District has the most dysfunctional school board in the state. They fire new teachers on a whim. You can have stellar evaluations and chances are that you will not be rehired.

They recently fired the superintendent during the middle of the year.

Unfortunately this is becoming the problem with many of the rural districts in Alaska. Essentially you have uneducated school board members (many without high school diplomas) that abuse their authority and are allowed to act immorally because there is little state oversight.

Be very cautious of districts that have high turnover rates and remember that the ATP website is a lot like a military recruiting office. Many things like prejudice and working conditions are white washed.
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  • robinegg On 3/05/11, Lynne Lindley wrote: > On 3/18/10, Roasted wrote: >> Hoonah City School District has the most dysfunctional >> school board in the state. They fire new teachers on a >> whim. You can have stellar evaluations and chan...See More
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  • Yes, I certainly will! On 3/18/10, Roasted wrote: > Hoonah City School District has the most dysfunctional > school board in the state. They fire new teachers on a > whim. You can have stellar evaluations and chances are that > you will not be rehired. > ...See More
    Jan 29, 2012 report post
  • Robert Starbard On 4/24/11, Roasted wrote: > When I originally started this thread, I hoped that it would > begin a change and every once in a while I check the replies > to the original thread. > > Well, this proves change can happen! Check out t...See More
    Jan 26, 2012 report post
  • Roasted When I originally started this thread, I hoped that it would begin a change and every once in a while I check the replies to the original thread. Well, this proves change can happen! Check out the new school board: Sally Dybdahl, Sandy Howard, Ro...See More
    Apr 24, 2011 report post
  • Ben McLuckie Whoa! Some angry writing here... Instead of trying to correct each distortion or qualify each blanket statement, let me add my perspective of teaching here for 19 years (as well as years teaching at other Districts): I have seen a lot of school b...See More
    Apr 18, 2011 report post
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