KPBSD District Stories

KPBSD Health Care Plan Information

Posted by on February 5, 2019 at 7:10 pm

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) provides health insurance to its employees through a self-insured model with two options: Traditional Plan or a High Deductible Plan (HDHP). Each plan’s total costs for medical, dental, and vision claims, along with administrative and stop loss expenses, are split between the District and the plan participants according […]

KPBSD Inspiration: Paul Ostrander, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1986

Posted by on January 30, 2019 at 3:11 pm

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 […]

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

Posted by on January 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Katie Koester, Homer High School #ClassOf1998

Posted by on January 22, 2019 at 4:50 pm

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, […]

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

Posted by on January 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Inspiration: Kersten Gomez, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1998

Posted by on January 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

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.” […]

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

Posted by on December 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

Posted by on December 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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 […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004

Posted by on December 12, 2018 at 6:07 pm

“A combination of opportunities I had while attending Seward schools sent me into a salmon spiral,” said Kristin Beck Bates, a Seward High graduate who attended Nikiski Elementary, K-Beach Elementary, Seward Elementary, Seward Middle School, and graduated in 2004. KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004 Kristin, now the hatchery manager at Trail […]

Forty-three free public school choices in KPBSD

Posted by on December 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

KPBSD: One district, 43 diverse schools Parents and schools share equally valuable roles in education. Parents and guardians are more than volunteers; they are part of a school’s learning community. Students and parents both have enormous influence in the quality of a child’s education. Research shows that parents and teachers build partnerships that help children […]