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A Fairbanks teacher has been put on administrative leave for comments made during a class. Lathrop High School officials say they were notified last Wednesday, by a parent about “racially insensitive comments.”


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The Fairbanks North Star Borough School board has suspended the search for a new superintendent. The board took the action at a regular meeting Tuesday night, following the reading of several public comments expressing concerns about the experience, work history, and qualifications of three finalist for the job.

Superintendent Search Narrows to Three

Apr 1, 2021
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Three finalists for the top school job in the Interior met in a community forum last night. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is hiring a new Superintendent of Schools to take over by July 1. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, hundreds of families listened on the online call and to the social media broadcast. The district is taking comments on the forum until 10 p.m. Sunday; there is a comment link at the bottom of the story.


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A big component of Alaska’s Number One vaccination status is Tribal Health Corporations. In the Interior, Tanana Chiefs Conference provides health care for 42 villages across the region. After weeks of successful vaccine distribution to the villages, TCC is now trying to reach people who live in Fairbanks, including FNSBSD teachers and school staff.


A profoundly austere budget for Fairbanks North Star Borough schools was released yesterday. Superintendent Karen Gaborik says the $188,019,83 draft contains the harshest budget cuts the district has endured. The school board begins its review on Monday.

Education Support Staff Association

Today is the first day many Fairbanks-area elementary students will be returning to in-person learning in their home classrooms. Teachers and Support Staff unions are asking for a review of the workplace safety clauses of their employment contracts. And ahead of tonight’s school board meeting, a group of parents plans to picket the school district building to protest the in-person return as unsafe.


Education Support Staff Association

The leaders of both the Fairbanks Education Association and the Education Support Staff Association are asking the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District to upgrade their employment contracts in the area of workplace safety. Each group is asking the school board at a special meeting tonight, Monday, January 11, to address the risks of children returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fairbanks Education Association

The associations that represent Fairbanks-area teachers, principals and support staff released a statement Friday opposing the opening of schools in January.

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Students in Fairbanks will be allowed to return to classroom buildings in January.
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the Fairbanks North Star Borough school board last night passed a motion to return students to school buildings after a two-week prep and quarantine period.


The School Board in Fairbanks will be working on plans to fully return children to school next month at a worksession tonight (Tuesday). No votes will be taken, and the board may choose not to implement plans that do not conform to CDC guidelines or the state’s “Smart Start” pandemic protocols issued in August.


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