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New Superintendent Finalists to be Announced this Month
School Board Approves Tentative AEA and Totem Agreements
The superintendent search continues this month with a focus on reviewing and finalizing candidates.

The Board is working with Ray and Associates, Inc. to lead the application process. Ray and Associates, Inc. specializes in educational executive leadership searches.

Dates to note are:

Week of March 7
  • Candidate applications reviewed
  • Interview procedures and questions finalized

Week of March 14
  • First round interviews

Week of March 21
  • Finalist interviews
During the Feb. 22 School Board meeting, the Board approved and adopted the Tentative Agreement between the Anchorage School District (ASD) and the TOTEM Association, and the tentative agreement between ASD and the Anchorage Education Association (AEA).
"I would like to thank the TOTEM, AEA, and ASD negotiation members for finding common ground," said Board President Margo Bellamy. "Strong employee agreements allow our talented educators and supporting staff to focus on what they do best- educating all students for success in life."
The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ASD and TOTEM will establish terms and conditions of employment for individuals in the Association during the period between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2024.
Additionally, the CBA between the Anchorage School District and AEA will establish terms and conditions of employment for individuals in the Association during the period between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2024.
ASD 2022 Bond is Proposition 1: Fast Facts
  • The 2022 ASD bond proposal is a two-year proposition that includes projects at 25 schools across the District. (2020 was ASD's last bond ask to voters)
  • The ASD bond will be listed on the ballot as Proposition 1.
  • It includes funds to replace the Inlet View Elementary building.
  • It focuses heavily on security and safety improvements, roof replacement and restoration, and other deferred major maintenance needs.
  • If passed, the District will not pursue a bond next year.
Celebrate the 50th Annual ASD Youth Art Month at These Exhibits
The Anchorage School District Fine Arts Department presents The 50th Annual Student Art Show in celebration of National Youth Art Month

Please enjoy ASD student art all month long at the following exhibit sites:

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center 
March 4 – April 1 

Muldoon Library 
March 4 – April 1 

ZJ Loussac Library 
March 4 – April 1 

5th Ave Mall 
March 4 - April 1 

Eagle River- Chugiak Municipal Library 
March 4 – April 1 

Midtown Mall 
March 8 – April 1 (note delayed start) 
March is Women's History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
Miss America Brings Message of Inclusion to Her Alma Mater
Congratulations, Fall 2021 Denali Award Winners!
Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “great one,” and the Anchorage School District is proud to have employees that display greatness in the areas of achievement, service, and dedication. The Denali award is the highest award offered by the District.
Twice each year, supervisors submit nominations, and a panel of ASD employees selects a number of co-workers and teams of colleagues that demonstrate outstanding commitment to the District’s mission of educating all students for success in life.

Two individuals and two teams received a Denali Award during the Feb. 8, 2022 Anchorage School Board meeting. Congratulations, Denali Award winners!

Kevin Klott
Goldenview Middle School
Language Arts & Video Production Teacher

Rachel Molina Lodoen
Facilities Support Center
Project Support Manager

Life Saving Team
South High School/ASD Maintenance

Service Desk, Admin Techs, and Applications Support and Training Team
Information Technology
Reminder: ASD Spring Lottery Closes March 17
ASD lotteries are held two times each year: during the last weeks of March and the week prior to registration in the fall.

Important dates to remember for the spring lottery:
  • Spring lottery closes for applications on March 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring lottery runs March 18, 2022
  • Parent notifications released March 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
NEW Business Academy Starts in Fall 2022
Apply Now for the ASD Gifted Mentorship Program
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is launching a new Business Academy in Fall 2022 for high school juniors. CTE is recruiting students interested in careers in finance, business, office administration, or bookkeeping and accounting.

The deadline to apply is March 13.
  • Dual Credit Courses taught by UAF Faculty - up to 16 credits
  • An ASD Academy coach (teacher) who will provide in-person coaching and mentoring
  • Internship requirement in senior year
  • Students graduate with an Occupational Endorsement from the University of Alaska Fairbanks
The Gifted Mentorship Program places high school juniors and seniors who apply and qualify with a mentor in their field of interest.

The deadline to apply for early acceptance is Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m. The final deadline to apply for the 2022-23 school year is Friday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. as space is available.

Students must complete the application themselves.
ASD is Hiring!
ASD is Hiring! ASD has immediate full and part-time openings for cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and substitute teachers. Apply today and make a difference for kids across our community.
ASD is an equal opportunity employer.
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504