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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...
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...
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...
A good crop of candidates

...other Assembly candidates, Mary Becker and Karen Crane, were incumbents who ran unopposed. School board candidates Barbara Thurston and Lisa Worl also ran unopposed.CBJ deputy clerk Beth McEwen said the number of candidates this year is about...
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...
School board restores 16 jobs

...15 million budget deficit projected for the next two years.During debates Tuesday night, school board member Barbara Thurston suggested $300,000 of the new state money be set aside - $200,000 for future curricula and the rest for administrative...
Riverbend Elementary School gets new boss from Haines

...attractive."A superintendent search committee will include board members Sean O'Brien, Destiny Sergeant and Barbara Thurston. The committee will discuss the salary in more detail and decide on a realistic number before publishing it in job...
Board picks firm for superintendent search

...going on around the state and they're very involved in those," board member Phyllis Carlson said.Board member Barbara Thurston agreed that although "they're the ones we've used in the past and the ones we have connections with," they're...
District sticks with teacher cuts

...committee's recommendations, but to consider the community input before deciding on a final budget. School board member Barbara Thurston said she hasn't been convinced by parents or teachers that keeping PTR down will increase student achievement...
Juneau school board upholds middle school travel ban

...members said the recommendation changes nothing."None of the solutions feel comfortable to me," board member Barbara Thurston said. "I'm not a fan of the existing policy - I think it's hard on kids - but I don't think this proposal...


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