School superintendent talks about her contract and other matters on Action Line

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - Dr. Bridget Weiss was sworn in as the new superintendent of Juneau schools during a special meeting of the school board over the noon hour Thursday.

    She talked about that on Action Line prior to the meeting.

    Dr. Weiss was tapped as the interim superintendent following the departure of Dr. Mark Miller late last year.  The board named her the permanent superintendent during a meeting January 8.

    The special meeting was held to formalize her contract.  

    It's a two and a half year contract.  State law restricts such contracts to three years.  Dr Weiss says it's a two and a half year contract since it started in January, but could be extended later this year.

    She'll be paid an annual salary of  $166,400.

    The Juneau School Board receives preliminary budget information during a work session Thursday evening.

    Superintendent Bridget Weiss said on Action Line that there are a lot of unknowns about projected revenues given the fact that there's a new local Assembly, a new governor and a new Legislature.

    The work session is scheduled from 6 to 9 Thursday evening in the library at Juneau Douglas High School.

    A public forum is scheduled the evening of Tuesday, February 5 from 6 to 9 in the commons area of D-Z Middle School.


    The process for negotiating new contracts for the three bargaining units representing employees of the  Juneau School District got underway Thursday.

    Superintendent Bridget Weiss said they are in full swing.  The district has received invitations from all three groups.  They started with their classified staff Thursday and will be in full swing with all groups very shortly, she said.  The other groups are teachers and administrators.

    The three year contracts for each group expire this year.


    Weiss serves as the vice chair of the CBJ Child Care Task Force.

    The mayor's Child Care Task Force meets Friday.

    Weiss says the members will be discussing the next steps.

    The panel's recommendations are due the end of February.



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