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School board, superintendent begin contract discussions

...It (superintendent) is certainly a 24-hour job whether you are on vacation or not," said school board member Liz Downing. Arness said former superintendent Donna Peterson did not take raises while she held the position, but had more benefits...
School board stays out of grocery tax debate

...president Joe Arness said supporting the ordinance would do more harm than good to public perception. School board member Liz Downing agreed with Hohl that funding education should be the school board's top priority. "We have to find a way to fund...
School board visits Homer

...awareness can make a difference," said Hilts, drawing applause from the audience.In closing comments, board member Liz Downing of Homer reminded the audience of the upcoming Oct. 1 election. The ballot includes a $22.9 million "educational...
School board discusses roofs, fields

...turf field upgrade for Homer High School, with a cost of $1.9 million included in the bond. Board vice president, Liz Downing voiced her support of the Homer turf being included in the bond proposal. "It makes senses financially. Other than...
School board talks meets

...whole point of the change is that they will participate in borough meets," she said. School Board Vice President Liz Downing said she supported the change of language."It seems that it's, from what I have picked up as far as a history...
Assembly, School Board, Kenai, Soldotna candidates joust for open seats

...National Parks & Recreation Association Service Organization and has lived in Alaska for 12 years. * Elizabeth A. "Liz" Downing is running for the school board District 8 position in Homer. She is the current vice president of the school board...
District 8 - Homer Q&A

1. What is the most important role of a school member and why do you want the job?Liz Downing: Board members have three official roles: hire the superintendent, approve policy, and approve the budget. We have 8 sub-districts...
Anderson, Navarre win school board seats

...Meanwhile, the race for the school board seat representing Homer was too close to call as of Tuesday night. Incumbent Liz Downing led challenger Mike Illg, 451 vote to 438 votes, with absentee ballots yet to be counted. "We'll have to wait...
Study: school district boosts economy

...the school district continues to benefit the community and flows back into the economy.School Board Vice President Liz Downing said it is good for the public to have this information."I think the voters and the public at large don't fully...
School board welcomes new rep

...president after he was sworn in with Penny Vadla, who was voted the board's clerk during the reorganization process. Liz Downing was elected as the vice president, and Lynn Hohl was elected treasurer. Tommy Gossard, Cooper Landing School teacher...


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