KPBSD District Stories

9/15/19: KPBSD message to parents about emergency school closure

Posted by on September 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm

Sunday, September 15, 2019 KPBSD communications sent this message via emnail to all KPBSD parents and guardians via student contact information in PowerSchool. Dear KPBSD parents and guardians, We hear your concerns and care for all of our schools and communities. It’s Sunday evening, and all KPBSD schools will open Monday, September 16, 2019, on […]

9/14/19: KPBSD message to parents about Emergency Schools Closure

Posted by on September 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Saturday, September 14, 2019 KPBSD communications sent this message to all KPBSD parents and guardians via student contact information in PowerSchool. Dear KPBSD parents and guardians, I am writing to let you know that beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2019*, all 42 schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be closed until a Tentative […]

PEAKS student results now in PowerSchool for parents

Posted by on September 5, 2019 at 1:08 pm

September 5, 2019 Dear KPBSD parents and guardians, The 2019 Spring Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s School (PEAKS) student results is available for your review on September 6, 2019, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.* “PEAKS is one assessment used to help provide a picture of how our students are doing to meet state standards,” said Superintendent John […]

How federal funds benefit KPBSD in 2019-2020 and beyond

Posted by on September 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Understand how you can assist, and why it matters “Federal funds provide critical resources for students and teachers, alike. Completion of the Student Programs application–even by families who don’t want free or reduced price meals–is important to the continuation of these federally funded programs. During this time of shrinking state financial resources, doing all we […]

KPBSD outdoor activity and travel restrictions removed!

Posted by on September 3, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Good news! All restrictions for outdoor activities due to air quality, and activity related travel between Sterling and Cooper Landing on Sterling Highway are removed effective September 3, 2019. Cooper Landing School will reopen September 4, 2019, on a normal schedule! Thank you to everyone for your patience throughout the past 14 days while these […]

Superintendent O’Brien Letter to KPBSD Parents and Guardians about Potential Strike

Posted by on August 30, 2019 at 2:17 pm

August 30, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: It is with a heavy heart that I must compose this letter to you today. Union leadership continues to threaten this community with a strike that they state could occur “as early as September 16.” I believe that the serious action […]

What will happen if there is a strike in the KPBSD?

Posted by on August 30, 2019 at 1:48 pm

  What will happen if there is a strike in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District?   If the unions decide to call a strike, they are required to provide the Superintendent of Schools with 72-hour notice prior to a work stoppage. The Superintendent of Schools will immediately notify all staff, parents, community partners, contractors, […]

School in Cooper Landing is cancelled until 9.3.19 at the earliest

Posted by on August 28, 2019 at 7:29 pm

K-12 school in Cooper Landing is CANCELLED until Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the earliest This closure is caused by a wildfire in the area and evacuation level at #2 “SET” SET means that you must be ready and prepared to leave at any time. Learn about 1-2-3 Ready-Set-Go at www.kpbOEM.com www.KPBSD.org Tweet This Post

Collective Bargaining 8-27-19 between KPBSD and KPEA-KPESA

Posted by on August 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Bargaining on August 27, 2019 will be streamed via Facebook Live on the @KPBSD page. It’s also open to the public to attend beginning at 4:30 PM in the Soldotna High School library. During collective bargaining on August 24, 2019, KPEA and KPESA requested information about the health care cost estimate for 2020-2021 (FY21). This […]

8.26.19 – KPBSD school closure, activity travel, air quality update

Posted by on August 26, 2019 at 9:41 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District wildfires and air quality alert: outdoor activity, sports, travel cancellations & restrictions, school closure “KPBSD places the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and parents before any other consideration. Since the resurgence of the Swan Lake Fire after the wind event on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and two new […]