‌Creating a high performing district 

The Anchorage School Board is a municipal-wide elected body with governance responsibility for the Anchorage School District. As a governance board, it is our responsibility to:

  1. set a clear direction for the district;
  2. empower and hold accountable the superintendent for implementing our direction and managing district operations;
  3. develop and adopt policies and budgets that support and implement the board’s direction; and
  4. model the professionalism and degree of effort they expect from students, families and staff.
  • Adam Skelton of South High and Makayla Maisey of Dimond are among 161 American high school seniors honored as Presidential Scholars who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.

    Adam Skelton of South High and Makayla Maisey of Dimond are among 161 American high school seniors honored as Presidential Scholars who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.

  • BP Teachers – Eight ASD teachers and two educational allies were recognized as BP Teachers of Excellence. Learn more.

    BP Teachers – Eight ASD teachers and two educational allies were recognized as BP Teachers of Excellence.

  • The Board and Superintendent recognized Brianna Cannon and Miracle Woko, students at Service High School, for their quick, calm and appropriate actions when a student was found unconscious. By coming to the student’s aid,  they helped save a life.

    The Board and Superintendent recognized Brianna Cannon and Miracle Woko, students at Service High School, for their quick, calm and appropriate actions when a student was found unconscious. By coming to the student’s aid, they helped save a life.

  • Five ASD employees earned the Denali Award, the District’s highest recognition, for consistently going above and beyond in their jobs. Read more about their work

    Five ASD employees earned the Denali Award, the District’s highest recognition, for consistently going above and beyond in their jobs.

  • Teachers Heather Wollrich, Jennifer Kueter and Julie Patotzka were recognized as finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest recognition a math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the US.

    Teachers Heather Wollrich, Jennifer Kueter and Julie Patotzka were recognized as finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest recognition a math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the US.

  • Highland Academy Charter School was recognized for innovation in education. The school earned its third consecutive award from Getting Smart, a learning design firm focused on innovations in learning.

    Highland Academy Charter School was recognized for innovation in education. The school earned its third consecutive award from Getting Smart, a learning design firm focused on innovations in learning.

  • The Jaime family, which has two students at Polaris K-12, was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Medal for their support of Alaska Animal Rescue Friends.

    The Jaime family, which has two students at Polaris K-12, was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Medal for their support of Alaska Animal Rescue Friends.

  • Josh Saylor, a student at Birchwood ABC Elementary School, won this year’s Alaska State Spelling Bee. His winning word was C-O-M-A-R-C-A. Believe it or not, his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies.

    Josh Saylor, a student at Birchwood ABC Elementary School, won this year’s Alaska State Spelling Bee. His winning word was C-O-M-A-R-C-A. Believe it or not, his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies.

  • Samantha Sees

    Samantha Sees, a student at Rogers Park Elementary School, participated in a Rite of Passage Experiences (ROPES) program where sixth-graders use the skills and knowledge acquired during their elementary school years in a meaningful, culminating set of experiences. Samantha’s project, Beyond the Ball, collected more than 400 soccer related items to donate directly to refugees in the Anchorage community.

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Agendas, memos and documents

School board documents are available through BoardDocs. Documents prior to October 2012 are in the board archives. Board committee information is available under the "Library" tab. Policies are also available under the "Policies" tab.

 

 

Meetings

Beginning with the Board Meeting on August 1, the Anchorage School Board will follow a new time schedule. The Board meets twice a month using the following format:

 

  • 4-6 p.m. Work session in the boardroom
  • 6-7 p.m. Regular meeting - executive/early session in conference room 150
  • 7 p.m. Regular meeting – late session in the boardroom

 

The Work Session and the Regular Session are broadcast live on ASD-TV online. 

 

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You may sign up to testify, in person or telephonically, on an agenda item or other topic not on the agenda. There are two opportunities to testify during board meetings: At the beginning and end of each session. Speaking time is limited to three minutes.

 

School board meetings are held at the ASD Education Center, 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd., unless otherwise noted. An assistive listening system is available for use in the school board meeting room. To obtain headsets and information, call 907-742-4312.


Calendar‌

May 2-18

 

High School Graduations

 

May 22

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Finance Committee Meeting / ASD Education Center, room 150 (ARO)

May 22

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Work Session (B)

Executive Session (ARO)

Regular School Board Meeting (B)

May 25

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Board Leadership Training / ASD Education Center, Board Room (ARO)

May 25

6:00 pm

8:00 pm

MECAC / ASD Education Center, Board Room (ARO)

May 29

 

Memorial Day / District Offices Closed

June 2   

9:00 - 5:00 pm

Board Retreat / ASD Education Center, Board Room (ARO)

June 3

8:30 - 12:00 pm

Board Retreat / ASD Education Center, Board Room (ARO)

June 3

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Special Meeting / non-action items review (ARO)

June 5

2:30 pm

3:30 pm

Finance Committee Meeting / ASD Education Center, room 150 (ARO)

June 5

4:00-6:00 pm

6:00-7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Work Session (B)

Executive Session (ARO)

Regular School Board Meeting (B)

June 7

9:00 am

10:30 am

Communications Meeting / ASD Education Center, Room 150 (ARO)

June 9   

9:30 - 10:00 am

Special Meeting / action items (ARO)

June 9

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Joint Assembly/School Board meeting (ARO) / ASD Education Center, Board Room

June 14

3:00 pm

5:00 pm

Governance Committee Meeting / ASD Education Center, Room 150 (ARO)

June TBD

10:00 am

12:00 pm

Joint Meeting / ASD Education Center (ARO)

June 19

MEETINGS CANCELED

Work Session (B)

Executive Session (ARO)

Regular School Board Meeting (B)

 


Content last updated: May 23, 2017

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