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    There will be a public interview via Zoom for Mrs. Gayle Brown today, March 24th, at 1 pm in the Valdez High School Library. Due to inclement weather, Mrs. Brown is not able to attend in person. The public is welcome to attend in person to observe and complete comment cards. 

    Gayle Brown RESUME


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  • Assessment Advisory Panel - Seeking Parent and Student Members

    The Assessment Advisory Panel serves the purpose of advising DEED on issues related to the design, development, and implementation of an effective and secure statewide comprehensive assessment system and corresponding accountability and support systems. The panel engages in discussion around key assessment topics and activities, providing essential input and feedback to DEED. Members also assist DEED with information distribution and promotion across the state as part of the effort to support schools and districts.

    DEED is currently looking for parent and student members to serve on the AAP. Interested parties (you can also nominate someone!) should send a letter of interest to Elizabeth. For more information, please review the Family and Community AAP Recruitment. This document can also be shared with your district or other organizations. 

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    On 27 Feb, 2023, Business Director Amber Cawley led the Board of Education work session covering the district budget. For the recording of the work session please click HERE. To access the Powerpoint Presentation please click HERE.

    The School Board Work Session for March 27th will cover the 2023-2024 Curriculum Road Map and will take place in City Council Chambers and is open to the public.

    The Regular school Board Meeting for March 27th will begin at 7:00 p.m. in city council chambers. You can view the agenda HERE. 

    The District uses BoardDocs for all agendas.

    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


    Meetings are available via ZOOM, 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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  • Message From SuperIntendent
    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, Valdez High School, and Valdez Homeschool Program. 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.



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