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Angoon's school reaches 'Safe Harbor'

...spokesman for the state Department of Education and Early Development. "It's an achievement," Fry said. Vance Cortez-Rucker, Chatham School District superintendent, said he was reluctant to call the improvements a success. "It's...
Three may be ousted in Chatham recall vote

...Paul and Wilson of incompetence, misconduct and failure to perform prescribed duties. "It's unfortunate," Vance Cortez-Rucker, Chatham superintendent, said. Lillian Woodbury, Angoon resident and petitioner for the recall, welcomed the...
Chatham School Board recall attempt may proceed June after months of public, district-wide testimony from parents criticizing the board and Superintendent Vance Cortez-Rucker for not listening to community concerns. In May, high school students in Angoon left class to protest a School...
Angoon students lose teacher, stage protest

...fails to meet just one of those benchmarks, it is considered a failure and sanctioned. District Superintendent Vance Cortez-Rucker said that this was the fifth year Eli Katanook Memorial has failed to meet the standards. During the 2005-2006...
Allegations fly in School Board recall process

...Paul, and Wilson did not return numerous calls. In April and May 2006, the School Board approved Superintendent Vance Cortez-Rucker's recommendations to hire Kathryn Carl and Rita Ellen Robinson as administrators in the district. Petitioners...
My Turn: The current system allows false innuendo

...The present school board members should be commended for their bravery in the face of past inaction by others. Vance Cortez-Rucker is a resident of Angoon and superintendent of the Chatham School District.
Three appointed to Chatham School Board

...decision-making to public comment. "They listened to the concerns of the people," Cullum said. Chatham Superintendent Vance Cortez-Rucker called the recall that ousted several of the board members who hired him "a strange event." Last year Cortez-Rucker...
Chatham School District hires new superintendent

The Chatham School Board replaced its superintendent earlier this month. Vance Cortez-Rucker said his attorney and the School Board's attorney had developed an "exit strategy" that allows him to step aside with pay while...


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