The Ketchikan School Board exited an executive session on Wednesday night without taking action, but Board President Kim Hodne said “direction was given” to the Ketchikan School District’s legal counsel, Glenn Brown. The board did not provide additional details about the nature of the direction.
Wednesday’s special session was called for the board to discuss a legal matter with Brown, who is the attorney for both the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and for the district.
No members of the public provided comment at the start of the special session on Monday.
Superintendent Beth Lougee did not participate in the executive session with the board, which lasted about 40 minutes in total. She and Board Clerk Kerry Watson sat in the hallway outside the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly chambers while the board and Brown talked in executive session. The dynamic was similar to a special meeting last week, when the board met in an executive session to continue its evaluation of the superintendent. Lougee was excluded from most of that executive session, and Brown joined the board for the beginning of the executive session.
Hodne was the only board member to share during the board comments portion of the Wednesday meeting after the board exited executive session.
“I appreciate counsel’s time, I appreciate the board’s time for the special session. … It’s greatly appreciated,” Hodne said. “Thank you very much for the time this evening.”