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Students earn Microsoft Office certifications #DistanceLearning

June 13, 2019

Preparing students for college and careers: MOS certification program positively validates in-demand technology skills Where do you want your learning to take you and how can KPBSD help you get there? The KPBSD Distance Learning Program awarded 243 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications—an industry recognized, standards-based credential for validating Microsoft Office skills. “As we reach […]

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KPBSD Inspiration: Nikiski Middle High Trio, Class of 2019

June 12, 2019

Nikiski Middle-High School Bethany Carstens, Kelsey Clark, and Emma Wik Class of 2019 Bethany Carstens, Kelsey Clark, and Emma Wik have been friends for what seems like forever. “They grew up together in our small community of Nikiski and did everything together for the last 14 years,” said Principal Dan Carstens. “Not only are they […]

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KPBSD Inspiration: Caleb Napier Connections Homeschool, Class of 2019

June 5, 2019

Caleb Napier Connections Homeschool, Class of 2019 Caleb Napier is a goal-oriented young man always on the move. The past four years in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Connections Homeschool has given him the flexibility to pursue his many personal goals, while following his passions of music, exploring other cultures, aviation and serving others. […]

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Retirements: thank you for 15+ years with KPBSD

June 5, 2019

KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will depart this year “I wish everyone who is leaving our district all the best. I am so thankful for their contributions and commitment to KPBSD over the years and they will be missed. Best of luck and enjoy your next adventure!” –Sean Dusek, Superintendent The Kenai Peninsula Borough School […]

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May 16, 2019: District Proposal to KPEA and KPESA

May 16, 2019

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) proposal to Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA) for three years: 2018-2019; 2019-2020; 2020-2021 This proposal is based on the Arbitrator’s recommendations, with applicability to everyone who is employed on the date of ratification. The May 16, 2019, proposal includes an additional modification beyond the Arbitrator’s Report recommendations. Terms […]

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Collective Bargaining Update: May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019

News Release Collective Bargaining Update: May 16, 2019 Soldotna, May 16, 2019—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) met with the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA) and Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) for collective bargaining on May 16, 2019. The District did not accept the KPEA and KPESA May 13, 2019, last best offer, […]

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KPBSD Inspiration, Annaleah Karron, Seward High School #ClassOf2003

May 15, 2019

KPBSD Inspiration, Annaleah Karron, Seward High School, Class of 2003 Annaleah Karron teaches 7th to 12th grade social studies at River City Academy, a KPBSD performance based school in Soldotna, Alaska, and in her spare time runs a fun, small business teaching Paint & Sip art classes in the community called “Easy As D.I.Y – […]

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Collective Bargaining Update: May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

News Release Collective Bargaining Update: May 13, 2019 Soldotna, May 13, 2019—Proposals were exchanged between The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD), and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA) and Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) during collective bargaining on May 13, 2019. The Associations rejected the District proposals. KPEA and KPESA offered a proposal […]

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Collective Bargaining: May 8, 2019 KPBSD proposals to KPESA and KPEA

May 8, 2019

News Release Soldotna, May 8, 2019—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) proposals to Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA) and Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) KPBSD proposal to KPESA* Attached is the District proposal to KPESA that accepts the recommendations in the Arbitrator’s report. The proposal was rejected by KPESA at bargaining on May […]

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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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