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Write-In Candidate Kevin Johnson Can Vote on Budgetary Items

By Kevin Johnson


October 02, 2016
Sunday PM

There was some incorrect information printed in 9/30/16 edition of the Ketchikan Daily News about my ability to vote on budgetary issues if elected to the school board. I have contacted the Ketchikan Daily News and provided them with the same information found in the KGBSD School Board By-laws under the section of "Conflict of Interest". I am only not able to vote on matters that pertain to my wife and her individual teaching contract. I also may not vote on financial matters in which I would directly profit.

I have attached the KGBSD School Board By-laws that cover Conflict of Interest.

Please contact me at if you have any questions or comments.

Thank You,

Kevin Johnson
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received September 30, 2016 - Published October 02, 2016

Related information:

Bylaws of the Board BB 9265
An “immediate family member” includes: the spouse of the person; a regular member of the person's household; a child, including a stepchild and an adoptive child, of the person and the spouse of any such child; a parent, including a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a stepparent; a sibling, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of the person; or a parent or sibling of the person's spouse.

No person shall be hired by the district while an immediate family member is serving on the Board unless approved by the commissioner. Employees who already are employed with the district prior to an immediate family member gaining membership on the Board may continue their employment without gaining approval from the commissioner.

No person shall be considered for the Superintendent position while an immediate family member is serving on the Board unless the Board member resigns their seat prior to the submission of the application.

Revision Date: 2/11/09

Daily News Correction:

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