Anchorage School Board
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:
- set a clear direction for the district;
- empower and hold accountable the superintendent for implementing our direction and managing district operations;
- develop and adopt policies and budgets that support and implement the board’s direction; and
- model the professionalism and degree of effort they expect from students, families and staff.
School Board Recognitions - October 9
Students and staff at Scenic Park Elementary School saw a need and worked hard to help fellow students at Humble Elementary School outside of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey struck. The School raised just over $2000, donated in the form of Walmart gift cards.
South Anchorage High School teacher, Traci Espeland, has been named a 2017 PBS Digital Innovator for the state of Alaska. The PBS Digital Innovator program brings together a community of PreK-12 educators, who are thought-leaders and classroom change-makers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students.
The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Northern Lights ABC K-8 School as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. The school, which was nominated by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, previously received this prestigious recognition in 2004 as well.
We are pleased to announce that School Board member Kathleen Plunkett has been awarded the 2018 Don MacKinnon Excellence in Education Award. Kathleen Plunkett has been a highly engaged member of the Anchorage School Board since 2009.Setting the bar for school district public service, Ms. Plunkett has served and chaired numerous committees on the Board and throughout the District in academics and governance capacities.
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.
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.
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.