On June 29, 2019 the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District sold some computers it had surplussed at an auction, the high bidder was 1st Strike Asset Management LLC. Now, over a year later, 1st Strike claims there was sensitive information on the computers and is currently suing the school district, but how did it all happen?
At last night’s meeting the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board carried a motion to allow in-person learning for high school and Ben Eielson Junior-Senior High School students starting October 19, 2020.
According to a press release sent out by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Ladd Elementary will be closing from Tuesday October 6 through Monday October 19 due to a large amount of reported COVID cases.
The Anchorage Youth Court team comprised of Nathan Cho, Samantha Harkey, Dane Lester, Alexandra Mefodieva, Areli Olivares and Aveline Larroque performed admirably in a field of 60 to 70 students from around the country.
In an email sent to parents and school district staff on Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Fairbanks schools will continue to stay in the Red Zone, meaning that elementary level schools will not reopen next week.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District announced on September 28 that they will no longer send out press releases regarding positive tests. They also announced that they will be developing a new COVID-19 dashboard.
According to a press release from Assistant Superintendent Luke Meinert, sporting events and activities will continue in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District despite currently being in the Red Zone.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board voted to allow in person learning for elementary schools and middle schools dependent on the COVID case count, but postponed the decision to approve in person learning for high schools.
According to a letter released on Sunday, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karen Gaborik has indicated her intention to retire from her position, effective June 30th of 2021.
A new graduate program at UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Science aims to both elevate indigenous knowledge on fisheries in Alaska, and also equip more Alaskan Native students to be leaders in organizations involved with managing the resource.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has recently signed a new 5-year Educational Partnership Agreement with the Air Force Research Lab, allowing them to loan laboratory equipment to the university, provide AFRL science and engineering specialists to teach science courses, provide internship opportunities to students, and involve both students and faculty in national defense research projects.
After over 6 hours of discussion and public testimony, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board voted to continue discussion on the Phase-in Return To School Plan from Tuesday’s board meeting to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
Students are coming back to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the first time since March. They are coming back to a different university though, one with mandatory masks, testing and social distancing.
Monday is the start of the fall semester at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Students have already began moving back into dorms and getting settled to their new life. Wednesday the University held a press conference to discuss changes at the school and some of the safety measures they are taking.
On July 1st, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karen Gaborik held a webinar in which she presented phase one of the district’s Smart Start plan to safely reopen schools in August.