Tag Archives: Larry LeDoux

Kodiak Island Borough School District updates handbooks, educational standards

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is working on creating consistency in all its schools. It’s in the process of reviewing its student handbook. Superintendent Larry LeDoux said at a recent school board meeting that they want borough schools to be able to refer to one document. He said the school district hasn’t updated its handbook for a ... Read More »

School district looks over possible budget issues for fiscal year 2019

Checkbook. (Photo by Jridgewayphotography / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is looking at a budget shortfall for fiscal year 2019. The district business manager presented a preliminary FY19 budget to the school board at its regular meeting Monday night. School district superintendent Larry LeDoux said it’s rare for the school board to review the budget this ... Read More »

School Superintendent Talks Growing Preschool and Lockdown

The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education touched on school issues across the island, from special education to the recent lockdown, at its regular meeting last night. During his report, school district superintendent Larry LeDoux said student enrollment is down overall, which also ... Read More »

Kodiak Fisheries Work Group to Downsize

Cold Bay, AK (Photo: K. Mueller, USFWS) Kayla Desroches /KMXT The city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group is looking to reorganize itself. Right now, it’s required for three representatives from each the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to sit on the advisory group. However, not all work group members consistently attend. At a meeting yesterday, some ... Read More »

Assembly Votes Problematic Borough Land Sale Off Table

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly turned down a potentially illegal land sale. Assemblyman Dave Townsend and Rob Baer had applied to buy land on Raspberry Island. The transaction made it past the Planning and Zoning Commission before the borough’s attorney pointed out the deal may not be legal. It turns out that the mode of sale ... Read More »

Borough Staff Explains Fate of the Junk Car Lottery

An abandoned truck in Kodiak. Photo courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly conducted a lengthy discussion on the issue of junk cars last week at its work session. Community Development director Sara Mason said the borough used to hold a lottery to remove people’s abandoned cars from their properties. She said the borough ... Read More »

Borough to Renew Hospital Lease with Providence

Providence hospital building. Courtesy of Providence Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is on the cusp of approving a ten-year lease renewal on the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. At its work session last night, assembly members spoke overwhelmingly in support of Providence’s continued use of the building on Rezanof Drive. Assemblyman Dave Townsend credited the negotiation teams for their ... Read More »

Rural Leaders Seek Better Communication on Land Use Issues

Borough Mayor speaks to attendees at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rural leaders and the Kodiak Island Borough are striving to improve communication on land issues that impact the island’s communities. The borough has jurisdiction over land use matters around the island and all the action happens in the city of Kodiak. That ... Read More »

After Pink Salmon Disaster, Relief Funding Uncertain

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon disaster last year ate into the profits of fishermen and processors in the Gulf of Alaska, and the Kodiak area is still waiting to see if it’ll receive emergency relief funds. At a Fisheries Work Group meeting last week, fisheries analyst Heather McCarty touched on a letter some legislators, including Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative ... Read More »

Larry LeDoux Chosen as School District Superintendent

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Come July, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a new superintendent: current borough assemblyman Larry LeDoux. Current Superintendent Stewart McDonald turned in his notice of resignation last year, and earlier this month it came down to LeDoux and two other finalists, Cyndy Mika in Texas and Glen Szymoniak ... Read More »

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