Further Hikes in Kodiak School District Budget
A revised fiscal year 2012 Kodiak Island School District budget approved at Monday’s school board meeting asks for $163,591 more from the borough general fund to make up cost increases since a January version of the budget.
Members of the Kodiak High School student council reported Monday to the board about their trip to Cordova April 14-16 for the Alaska Association of Student Governments convention. They announced Kodiak will host the 2012 AASG spring convention.
The council expects more high school clubs will join their effort to provide crossing guard service, a duty the council took over earlier this year. They reported about 25 percent of the available slots covered this semester.
Public affairs officer Isaac Fields outlined some other issues addressed by student government this year.
He said a new wrist-band system appears to work well for curbing inappropriate dancing. However, a proposal for mandatory community service as part of an attendance/tardiness policy did not pass a student vote.
The council was also interested in improving food at the high school, but found staff already on top of it. Improvements included serving two entrees, offering more ethnic dishes and serving smoothies at breakfast.
“They did some amazing things without … us even approaching them,” Fields said. “We were able to sample some sushi, and it was amazing even though it was frozen.”
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