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Two-Hour Delay start, central peninsula schools only

February 4, 2019

►ALERT: TWO HOUR DELAY START MONDAY, February 4, 2019 for CENTRAL PENINSULA SCHOOLS ONLY  in order to allow crews additional time to clear roads from heavy snowfall and to ensure safe travel. A full closure is not anticipated, however, if it is determined a full closure is needed, that announcement will be made by about […]

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KPBSD Inspiration: Paul Ostrander, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1986

January 30, 2019

KPBSD Inspiration, Paul Ostrander, Soldotna High School Class of 1986, Kenai City Manager “Fight against the part of you that questions your potential. Your self-doubt is the single biggest hurdle to your success in life. Belief in yourself will lead to others believing in you.” –Paul Ostrander, Soldotna High School Class of 1986   Ostrander […]

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Governor Michael J. Dunleavy requests repeal of 11.5 teachers in KPBSD

January 28, 2019

Today, January 28, 2019, legislation was introduced that would repeal a 2018-2019 appropriation of $20 million to K-12 public education in Alaska. Assistant Superintendent Jones emailed this letter to our Kenai Peninsula Senators Micciche and Stevens late today. This is how these already appropriated funds of $1.4 million were allocated in the Kenai Peninsula Borough […]

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KPBSD Inspiration, Katie Koester, Homer High School #ClassOf1998

January 22, 2019

KPBSD Inspiration, Katie Koester, Homer High School Class of 1998 “There are people in our lives who will believe in us more than we believe in ourselves. By listening to their words and trusting their encouragement, we can be pushed out of our comfort zone to accomplish more than we ever thought possible.” –Katie Koester, […]

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Three cities, three decades, three leaders: KPSBD graduate #inspirations

January 16, 2019

Good things come in threes, and on the Kenai Peninsula, this week the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District celebrates and introduces you to three graduates who now manage three of the largest cities in the Borough spanning 25,600 square miles. Meet Katie Koester [Homer High School Class of 1998] Homer City Manager Paul Ostrander [Soldotna […]

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Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

January 15, 2019

News Release  On Monday, January 14, 2019, Superintendent of Schools Sean Dusek tendered his resignation and retirement, effective June 30, 2019. The resignation and retirement letter is posted in the online Board of Education packet, and this action was approved during the Monday evening public school board meeting. In his words “I am very grateful […]

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KPBSD Inspiration: Kersten Gomez, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1998

January 9, 2019

KPBSD Inspiration, Kersten (Petersen) Gomez, Soldotna High School Class of 1998 “I was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child, struggled with academics, and was bullied. This took a toll on my self-esteem. I was afraid to put myself out there and try anything new out of a fear of failing and being ridiculed.” […]

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New in 2019: Testify at a School Board meeting from Homer or Seward

December 20, 2018

News Release New in 2019: Testify at a School Board meeting from Homer or Seward Sign up no later than 3:00 PM the Friday prior to a Board of Education meeting to guarantee the remote site will be open and staffed. Soldotna, December 20, 2018—The KPBSD Board of Education will open two additional locations for […]

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KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

December 19, 2018

KPBSD Graduate Inspiration Homer High School | Claire (Laukitis) Neaton (2008) and Emma Teal Laukitis (2009) #SalmonSisters   “Growing up in a small town in Alaska, it is sometimes difficult to know how different life can be outside the state. We both ended up going to college on the East Coast because people in our […]

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Flex day: 215 Hours of Community Service Learning

December 18, 2018

215 Hours of Community Service Learning in Skyview Middle School Flex Day I.N.S.P.I.R.I.N.G. rippled throughout Kasilof, Soldotna, and Sterling on Thursday, December 14, 2018, when Skyview Middle School students assisted in elementary schools, at the Food Bank, visited Kenai Peninsula College, and visited local Soldotna businesses. Principal Sarge Truesdell explained, “The Skyview Middle school staff […]

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