District chooses new principal for high school, middle school

The school board on April 18 voted to hire a former Alaskan as the new principal for Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle school.

Robert Burkhart will begin as principal for the secondary schools on Aug. 8. He applied for the position after another candidate was chosen and had withdrawn her application.

The district received more than 30 applications for the position, which is a one-year contract. It will be paid with federal funds from an American Rescue Plan Act grant.

The school board approved the contract for a new principal at Evergreen Elementary on April 9 — which is also for one yea...


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