School district looks for new activities director


September 20, 2023 | View PDF

The school district hopes to sign up a new activities director this week after the person handling the work moved on to another job in town.

The activities director is a contract position — not a full-time or even part-time staff job — and handles travel and other arrangements for sports, music, art and other school-sponsored activities.

Erik Scheib had been in the position just since the start of the school year when he accepted a job with the Public Works Department last week.

“Mainly, getting into Wrangell, being new here, there’s been a lot of opportunities that have been thrown my way. … It comes down to mainly my career choice,” he said Thursday, Sept. 14.

His new job will include snow removal, maintenance and other duties, sometimes working through the night — a tough fit with activities planning during the day at the schools. It would be hard “to juggle both of those, I don’t think it would be fair for me and the school and kids. … I couldn’t give 100% to both,” he said.

Schools Superintendent Bill Burr said he plans to interview applicants and make a decision on the new director this week. The district has been working ahead on travel arrangements, and Burr said he does not expect any delays or issues for sports teams or other activities.

The next director will be the fourth in the past three school years. “We hope to find somebody who will stay a few years,” Burr said.


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