Legislature

KPBSD School Board is frustrated #AKleg

Posted by on June 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm

June 8, 2017 The Alaska State Legislature Conference Committee on Hb57 Representative Paul Seaton Senator Lyman Hoffman State Capitol Juneau, AK 99801 Dear Representative Seaton and Senator Hoffman: On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education, I am writing to express our frustration over the Legislature’s inability to produce and pass […]

Key Communicator Hour presentation and documents

Posted by on April 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended the Key Communicator Hour on Thursday, April 6, 1017. Following up  on requests from several attendees: Click here to watch the April 6, 2017 video with Superintendent Dusek’s presentation, followed by Q & A A question was asked if KPBSD has budget and legislature talking points; these are helpful links: KPBSD […]

Time to Testify; Education funding absent in SB22 operating budget work draft

Posted by on March 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release Your opinion counts. Offer your thoughts about K-12 education funding to the Alaska Senate Finance Committee today The current version of SB22 does not include a funding amount for education. At the opening of public testimony on March 16, 2017, Co-chair Senator Lyman Hoffman clarified that education […]

Opportunity to testify – HB 115 Comprehensive State Revenue Restructing

Posted by on February 16, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Statewide Public Testimony Opportunity Friday, February 17, 2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM In person, by telephone, via email* House Bill 115 – Comprehensive State Revenue Restructuring Act STATE INCOME TAX; PFD CREDIT; PERM FUND INCOME “An Act relating to the permanent fund dividend; relating to the appropriation of certain amounts of the earnings reserve […]

News release: Conference Committee votes to short fund education

Posted by on May 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release Conference Committee short funds education Soldotna, May 18, 2016—The Conference Committee on the Operating and Mental Health Budgets HB 256 and HB 257 has eliminated the equivalent of the $50 Base Student Allocation (BSA) funding to education that was required by previous legislative action, […]

News Release: KPBSD and Proposed Education Funding Reductions in HB72

Posted by on April 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Soldotna, April 10, 2015—The Senate and House Conference Committee for HB 72 Operating Budget formed. The first meeting is Friday, April 10, 2015, at 4:00 PM. KPBSD understands that difficult financial decisions have to be made. We have confidence in our legislators and Speaker of the House Chenault, who have demonstrated support and advocacy for […]

Soldotna High School student council addresses education funding

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

On April 9, 2015, the Soldotna High School Student Council sent a letter to Alaska legislators in response to proposed reductions to education funding. Dear Senators and Representatives, We, the students of Soldotna High School Student Council would like to address the current status of HB72 as it stands on April 8, 2015. We are […]

HB72 and Education Funding in KPBSD

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

HB72 and Education Funding in KPBSD Prioritize Alaska’s future. Our children have one chance for a K-12 education and it needs to be the best we can provide. KPBSD is committed to deliver a quality education to our students and provide stability for our staff and communities. Unanticipated education funding reductions, proposed this late in […]

Education Funding and KPBSD

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Please contact Conference Committee members* and legislators to voice your opinion about the proposed reductions to education funding. The Senate Finance Committee amended HB 72, with a 4.1 percent reduction to the Foundation Formula educational funding on April 2, 2015. The impact to KPBSD is: Reduction of state contribution to KPBSD: $4,238,432 Reduction of local […]

Public Education Legislative Action Alert – HB 278

Posted by on March 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The House Finance Committee is sponsoring a public hearing to discuss House Bill 278. “Education: Funding/Tax Credits/Programs” Two minute public testimony is invited on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, beginning at 5:30 PM. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: SUPPORTS the need to increase public school funding through the Base Student Allocation (BSA). A $268 increase would provide a balanced Fiscal Year 2015 […]