By Garland Kennedy
Sitka Sentinel 

Mt. Edgecumbe school short of housing for new teachers


August 17, 2022

With the start of the school year just around the corner, staff members at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka are scrambling to find housing for new teachers.

The search has consumed much of the summer for Miranda Bacha, who took over as principal this summer. Housing was still needed last week for four incoming teachers — 15% of the teaching staff.

“This is how I’m spending all my time now,” Bacha said. “That’s basically all I’m focusing on, getting them housing. If we were four short, you’re talking 16 classes, 16 core classes. I’m talking math, science … a day that wouldn’t be covered. We c...

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