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News Release: Arbitrator’s Advisory Report

May 2, 2019

Soldotna, May 2, 2019—the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) received the Advisory Arbitration Report. The two days of Advisory Arbitration took place February 26-27, 2019, with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA). District administration and school board members are reviewing and analyzing Arbitrator Dorothy Fallon’s Report. […]

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Celebrate the Kenai 2019 BP Teachers of Excellence

May 2, 2019

KPBSD celebrates our three 2019 BP Teachers of Excellence and the 2019 Kenai Education Ally. I am very proud of all our finalists for this prestigious award,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “They all embody the qualities we want all of our teachers to exhibit, especially in how they ensure a strong, positive relationship with each […]

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Celebrate Wendy Todd, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

May 2, 2019

Celebrate Wendy Todd, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence “When I learned I was recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence, I thought that this award truly goes to the Paul Banks Peanuts community; my special colleagues, committed parents, and the incredible students I am lucky enough to teach every day. It truly takes a […]

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Celebrate Jennifer Hornung, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

May 2, 2019

Celebrate Jennifer Hornung, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence Ms. Hornung teaches a long list of math and science courses to sixth through twelfth graders at Nikiski Middle and High School, and she is also head volleyball coach for Nikiski Middle School. She holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in exercise physiology from the University of […]

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Celebrate Julie Doepken, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

May 2, 2019

Congratulations, Julie Doepken, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence “When I found out I was nominated as a BP Teacher of Excellence, I was rather giddy at the thought that someone noticed what I do and took the time to nominate me. Multiply that by at least 100 to come close to the exhilarated astonishment […]

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Celebrate Martha Fleming, Kenai 2019 BP Educational Ally

May 2, 2019

Celebrate Martha Fleming, Kenai 2019 BP Educational Ally It’s the job of the high school guidance counselor to assess each student’s entire academic life and get to know his or her strengths, struggles, social life, home life, and, perhaps most important, his or her potential. Martha Fleming, from Seward High School, is the 2019 BP […]

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Kenai Peninsula Class of 2019 Graduation Lineup

April 29, 2019

“Congratulations to the class of 2019! I am very proud to send another high caliber group of young people into their future. I wish all of our graduates the best and look forward to seeing the positive difference they will make in the world!” – Superintendent Sean Dusek Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Class of […]

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Caring for the Kenai 2019 Competition raises the bar

April 23, 2019

“What can I do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” In the 29th year of the competition, on April 18, 2019, Homer High student Austin Cline took first place honors and a $1,600 cash award in the annual Caring […]

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News release: School board approves interim Superintendent of Schools

April 18, 2019

Board of Education approves Mr. John O’Brien to become interim KPBSD Superintendent of Schools Soldotna, April 18, 2019—At a special board of education meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board voted 8-0 to amend and approve John O’Brien’s FY20 contract to officially place Mr. John O’Brien as the KPBSB Interim Superintendent on July […]

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KPBSD Inspiration, Kelly King, Nikiski High School #ClassOf1999

April 18, 2019

Born and raised in Alaska, Kelly King now serves one of our most vulnerable and invisible populations on the Kenai Peninsula—youth who experience homelessness, and lack a stable place to sleep at night. When she graduated from Nikiski Middle-High School in 1999, after elementary years at (Nikiski) North Star, she headed north to the University […]

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