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 - August 7
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska—“Walking the Talk.” ASD is a part of an effort to encourage and recruit greater numbers of Alaska Native children and adults to participate. Pictured with School Board President, Tam Agosti-Gisler and superintendent, Dr. Deena Bishop, Veronica Burger, Program Manager, Kathy Day, a “Big sister”, Trina Resari-Salao, Vice President of Programs, and Moranda Huntsman, Kathy Day’s former “Little sister” and now a Big Sister herself.
Iron Dog—A Catalyst for Opportunity. South High School teacher, Lee Butterfield, has partnered with Kevin Kastner, former Executive Director of Iron Dog, Inc., to build student interest and provide opportunities for student engagement and achievement through participation in the Iron Dog Race, the “World’s Toughest Snowmobile Race.” The ASD honors the work of community partnerships in moving learning and student engagement forward. Former South High School student, Casey Boylan, was last year’s rookie with the best time in the Iron Dog.
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.