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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...
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...
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...
Juneau school board takes up budget recommendations and could be filled out and submitted by any member of the community. The evaluation is routine, board member Barbara Thurston said.Gelbrich was in attendance at the special board meeting after having been in Nampa, Idaho, for a job interview...
Barbara Thurston

Date and place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, 1966Length of residency in Alaska and Juneau: Lived in Juneau since 1991Education: Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics, Indiana University, 1986Occupation(s): Actuary. Currently employed by Alaska Public Entity Insurance.Family: Husband: John Thurston, Children: Stuart Thurston (JDHS 2013 grad), and Helen Thurston (currently a 10th grader at JDHS)
Juneau School Board to reconsider travel ban

...promised Tuesday to consider an alternative plan to banning middle school sports travel if certain conditions are met.Barbara Thurston introduced the idea during the final segment of a meeting that had already lasted over five hours, so little time...
Election results certified, Troll wins

...incumbents Mary Becker and Karen Crane were both re-elected after running unopposed, and current school board members Barbara Thurston and Lillian "Lisa" Worl also were elected without a challenger.It marked Worl's first nod of public approval...


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