Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School Board takes up proclamation honoring Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich at Tuesday evening's meeting.
Board member Steve Whitney, who chairs the panel's Program Evaluation Committee, talked about a proposal the committee has formulated that will be presented at the meeting. "We're going to send a recommendation to create a task force. Basically what we want to do is try to preserve the Tlingit language."
Whitney said the heart of the language is definitely in Juneau. He believes that if the school district isn't involved it won't get done. "We have the kids. We have them in class all day. If you're going to teach them something, no one else is in a better position to do it than we are."
He agreed with host Pete Carran that it would a good way to honor Elizabeth Peratrovich.
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day is coming up this Friday, February 16.
The board will go into an executive session to take up Superintendent Mark Miller's mid year evaluation. Whitney, who was a guest on Acton Line Monday, said the didn't think a whole has changed since Miller's annual evaluation was finalized. "I don't think there will be any surprises on this one," he said.
Up in first reading is the Fiscal Year 2019 Deferred Maintenance and Small Capital Improvement Project Priority List....
Two items are up for final reading and action. They include adoption of the Teacher Evaluation Handbook and the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.
The board meeting is scheduled to convene at 6 and the executive session at 4:30.
Both will be held in the library at Juneau Douglas High School.