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Freshmen dropped from PE option

...required to earn three credits - three semesters - of physical education before graduating.School board member Barbara Thurston recommended an amendment to allow freshmen the independent option, but none of the other board members supported...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-19/freshmen-dropped-pe-option
Local
JSD plans to expand Tlingit education program to all students

...faced scrutiny in the early 1990s for "identifying too many Natives in special education."School board member Barbara Thurston said she worries that if the district labels fewer Native students as needing special education, some who really...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/jsd-plans-expand-tlingit-education-prog
Local
Thanks for supporting science fair garage sale

...Michaels Yares; and all of the adults and parents: Bill Leighty, Nancy Waterman, Kevin Heffern, Erik Pihl, Barbara Thurston, Bob Saviers, Corrine Marks, Estella Holst, Fred Yares, Joann Simpson, Nadine Marx, Randy Davis, Robin MacDonald...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/thanks-supporting-science-fair-gara
Neighbors
District plans teacher cuts

...college-readiness program to promote independent study, could be eliminated, parent Stefanie Wolter said.School board member Barbara Thurston said the high school principals were concerned about potential reductions of the activities fund. She suggested...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/district-plans-teacher-cuts
Local
District's frugality pays off

...a good deal of communication throughout the year between audits, so there aren't any surprises. Board member Barbara Thurston pointed out a higher-than-expected unassigned fund balance for FY2014, about twice what she expected to see...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/districts-frugality-pays
Local
School Board audit clean

...district was exploring an increase in bandwidth in schools, a process that "would not be cheap."Board member Barbara Thurston asked for clarification on the nature of the $130,000 deficit, asking if it was a separate issue from the booster...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/school-board-audit-clean
Local
PE benched with new requirements

...families in the past year."I don't think I can say PE teachers are fully in support of this," school board member Barbara Thurston said. "Students will have a slightly inferior PE education ... but they can take French."PE teachers in particular...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/pe-benched-new-requirements
Local
Budget biggest issue at school board meeting

...intimately knowledgeable about the budget, most of what was expressed supported the new budget process.Board member Barbara Thurston acknowledged there had been frustration with the budget committee method and suggested she didn't "know that everybody...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/budget-biggest-issue-school-board-meeti
Local
Board bumps superintendent pay to $162K

...onboard in 2009.The board superintendent search committee - board members Sean O'Brien, Destiny Sergeant and Barbara Thurston - met earlier that day and decided on the range of $160,000 for the salary, based on superintendent search firm...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/board-bumps-superintendent-pay-162k
Local
My Turn: What the independent PE option means

...to the independent PE program finalized in time for some students to take advantage of it this school year.? Barbara Thurston is a member of the Juneau Board of Education.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-24/my-turn-what-independent-pe-option-me
Opinion

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