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    The next Regular School Board Meeting & Work Session is scheduled for March 11th 6 pm for the Work Session and 7 pm for the Board Meeting at City Council Chambers.  To view the Agenda for this meeting please click HERE

    The meeting agendas are made public 5 days prior to the meeting. If an emergency meeting is called, the agenda will be published as quickly as possible. All archived agendas, board packets, and approved meeting minutes can be found HERE

    Regular meetings are available by broadcast via KVAK Radio or on the VCS Stream Team Youtube Channel.

    You can view the meeting here:  Recurring School Board Meeting

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    Valdez City Schools announces the following events for the day of the principal interviews, Monday, March 4th. There will be two events open to the public for public comment.

    The first public event will be the interview committee broadcast via Zoom. Inside the Zoom there will be a public comment form for any community member to access during the interview process and the notes or questions will be forwarded to the interview committee.

    The second public event will be the Community Meet & Greet with all 3 candidates at the Gilson Middle School Commons from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

    You can find the itinerary details below. More information regarding the candidates can be found on our website. We hope to see you there!


    8:30 AM - 11:30 PM Interview Committee - Superintendent District Office

    Attend Via Zoom:


    GMS Principal Candidate Itinerary


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  • GMS Principal Candidates 

    for the 2024-2025 School Year

    Valdez City Schools has selected three candidates for Gilson Middle School's 2024-2025 principal position:

    Paul Tancrede, Jamie Wollman, and Samuel White.



    Paul Tancrede - Resume

    Jamie Wollman - Resume

    Samuel White - Resume

    The community is invited to review letters and resumes from the candidates.



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  • FY 25 Budget Presentation

    Please click the link below to view the FY 25 Budget Presentation. For more information or if you have questions about the FY 25 Budget, please reach out to Amber at

    FY 25 Budget Presentation

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  • Message from the Superintendent


    It is with great pleasure that I announce that after an incredibly thorough vetting and interview process for the Valdez High School Principal position, Mr. Peter Baksis has been selected to lead VHS for the 2024-2025 school year.


    I would like to thank all involved in what was a rigorous and collaborative vetting and interview process.  Student, staff, and community input was critical in making the decision with three very qualified candidates.  Peter clearly stood out and is the right person for the job. Peter is focused on engagement and collaboration, which will be a huge benefit to our students.  
    Please join me in welcoming Peter Baksis to the Valdez team as we move forward to provide the best we can for our students. 
    Mr. Baksis and his family are excited to be part of the Valdez community and we certainly look forward to having them here.
    Peter shared the following when he accepted the position:
    It is with great appreciation and anticipation that we accept the position of Principal of Valdez High School. After careful observation, it is clear that Valdez High School has a lot to offer my children and I anticipate a seamless transition to becoming a part of the Team as a Buccaneer!
    A grand thank you is to the District and Building Staff who were part of the process but more importantly, the Students of VHS, for using their voice in deciding their future!
    Welcome to the Team, Peter Baksis
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    Welcome to Valdez City Schools. Our mission is based on a partnership of schools, parents, and the community united in education for life - instructing, inspiring, and empowering every student in a safe environment. We do this by offering a challenging curriculum across all four schools  - Hermon Hutchens Elementary, Gilson Middle School, and Valdez High School. Students enjoy a rich educational experience from Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade through the collaborative efforts of engaging teachers, administrators, and staff. We strive for excellence through every academic and extracurricular opportunity. 

    Families New to Valdez  - Valdez continues to be the community with promise.  We encourage you to visit our schools and enroll your children. The district office is available to assist with the enrollment process.

    Valdez City Schools October 2023 Quarterly Report 


    P.O. Box 398
    1112 West Klutina Street
    Valdez, AK 99686
    Phone: 907.835.4357
    Fax: 907.835.4964