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Board bumps superintendent pay to $162K

...raises every year after his first year, he would be up to about $167,000 or $168,000 per year, board President Sally Saddler said. But she was hesitant to set the salary so high because the board wouldn't be able to negotiate any higher...
Riverbend Elementary School gets new boss from Haines

...included five instances in which the district would have to pay for the two consultants to fly to Juneau. Board President Sally Saddler said the district is "really going to move toward the Skype side" as much as possible to cut down on extra travel...
Juneau School Board votes to cut 20 teachers to balance $90 million budget When we say in our documents that we're here for all kids, we really need to do that."Board president Sally Saddler was out of town during the meeting but participated by teleconference.Before the board voted to approve the budget...
Gelbrich resignation letter: 'Change is needed'

...understand that we are capable of stronger, more systemic practice."In a previous Empire report, board President Sally Saddler said board members were unified in wanting Gelbrich to stay with the district, but that Gelbrich feels he has become...
Board picks firm for superintendent search

...silence for Juneau-Douglas High School senior Jessica Billy, who was killed in a car crash March 26.Board president Sally Saddler and vice president Sean O'Brien were not present at the meeting but participated via teleconference.
JSD Superintendent Gelbrich to resign

...he said Thursday. "The board will have a chance to see the letter in their (meeting) packet."Board President Sally Saddler said the board had a unified front on wanting Gelbrich to stay."The board has complete confidence in Glenn's ability...
Juneau school board upholds middle school travel ban

...trips."I was really looking for some answers in the report that would cause me to change my mind," board president Sally Saddler said.Thurston asked Kurland if the committee had its mind made up from the very beginning to get middle school travel...
JSD wants input on language lessons

...budget committee's proposal at a special meeting Tuesday night. Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich and board president Sally Saddler voiced concerns about putting off the purchases. Board member Andi Story also said "curriculum is important."A...
Juneau school board takes up budget recommendations

...hasn't been vetted, as opposed to not being interest in spending money on curriculum," he said.Board President Sally Saddler said waiting to purchase the big-ticket-item curricula is not going to get any easier if the district puts it off...
Juneau schools chief Gelbrich finalist for job in Idaho

...this process."Gelbrich's contract with JSD does not expire until June 2016.JSD Board of Education President Sally Saddler said by phone that she is aware that Gelbrich is considering another job."I'm very sad that he would feel the...


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