School board member Andi Story on superintendent evaluation and governor's vetoes

    "My hope is really that the state will come up with a stable, sustainable funding plan. That would allow for a sustainable education plan we could count on ever year, rather than these last minute budget changes."

    The Juneau School Board conducts a special meeting this evening to take up Superintendent Mark Miller's annual evaluation.

    The board sought public input. Board Vice President Andi Story was asked on Action Line Wednesday what they heard.

    According to Story, "Part of our conversation - which is in executive session because it's personnel issues - is reading all those comments and taking them into account when we're giving feedback."

    She had this positive remark on the new superintendent:

    The school board meeting convenes at 5 p.m.in Room 115 of Juneau Douglas High School.

    While a guest on Action Line, Story also reacted to the Governor's veto of education funds, saying her heart sunk when she heard the news. "My hope is really that the state will come up with a stable, sustainable funding plan. That would allow for a sustainable education plan we could count on ever year, rather than these last minute budget changes." She went on to explain how they were vetoed in four areas:

    The legislature is set to convene in special session this coming Monday, July 11th.

    School Board President Brian Holst commented after the meeting Wednesday night: "We are going to compile the feedback and at the Aug. 9th meeting, we will be able to report on any direction. I will say we are pleased with his performance and the overall performance of the school district."

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