Haines School

Haines School

The Haines School Board will discuss staffing changes and Mosquito Lake School at Monday’s meeting.

The Board will vote to approve two new hires – Angela Goodwin as a part time custodian and Ryan Harms as an assistant girls’ basketball coach. Goodwin and Harms started their jobs in December.

The Board will also consider a letter of resignation from school counselor Lindsey Moore, effective June 30th.

Discussion on tenured staff contracts and a discussion on an additional para-professional position are also on the agenda.

Principal Cheryl Stickler submitted a letter to the School Board requesting a review of her principal’s contract. Stickler says her duties as part time principal, part time teacher extend beyond the contract.

Stickler says in the letter that she asked former Superintendent Michael Byer in May to extend the principal position to full time, and he denied the request. Stickler is asking the school board for a contract revision and for pay to compensate her for extra duties.

The school board will also discuss the future of Mosquito Lake School, which was closed last year after a drop in enrollment. Since then, the Haines Borough has assessed the school building to potentially sell, and a group of Mosquito Lake residents organized to try to reopen the building as a school or community center.

A draft survey to send to local parents asking whether they would enroll their child in Mosquito Lake School is included in the agenda.

The school board meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday  in the school library.