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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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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 boards here in my time, some great and some weak. The current School Board is great, made up en...See More
Apr 18, 2011
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, Robert Jennings, and Bob Hutton... Sally and Bob are rock stars of education. Sandy and Richard ...See More
Apr 24, 2011
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 the new school > board: Sally Dybdahl, Sandy Howard, Robert Jennings, and Bob > Hutton... Sally and...See More
Jan 26, 2012
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. > > They recently fired the superintendent during the middle of > the year. > > Unfortunately...See More
Jan 29, 2012
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 chances are that >> you will not be rehired. >> >> They recently fired the superintende...See More
Jul 27, 2014


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