Last night’s school board meeting was the last for Finance Director Luke Fulp. Fulp has accepted the position of Chief Business Officer with the Mat-Su Borough School District.
Superintendent Stewart McDonald spoke briefly about Fulp’s imminent departure.
"He’s a high school graduate from Kodiak High School. He went off to college and worked in other districts in other places to become good at what he does, came back to us and then became our director of finance. We’re very proud of him and the work that he has done."
Fulp says leaving Kodiak will be difficult.
"In light of all the staff recognition we’ve had tonight, I feel like my six years with the district doesn’t stack up as well as some of those folks. It’s hard to leave Kodiak because I’ve actually been with the district, like Stewart (McDonald) mentioned, for 19 years and some of those folks that go up here tonight and were recognized for their retirements were actually my teachers. It’s not easy to leave Kodiak and especially when it’s an organization that you’ve grown up in and really benefitted from."
In addition to the move, Fulp will be getting married next month. Fulp’s father, Ian Fulp, recently announced his retirement after nearly four decades with the City of Kodiak and will leave the island in September.