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KPBSD School Board is frustrated #AKleg

Published on June 8, 2017 By Pegge

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 […]

News Release: KPBSD can hire 12 of 30+ frozen positions

Published on June 8, 2017 By Pegge

News Release KPBSD can hire 12 of 30+ frozen positions Soldotna, June 8, 2017—The Borough Assembly passed the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on June 6, 2017, which included funding for the KPBSD school year which begins August 22, 2017. The State of Alaska has not yet determined funding for public education. Mayor Navarre increased the […]

News Release: State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD

Published on May 10, 2017 By Pegge

News Release State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD Soldotna, May 10, 2017—The HB57 Operating Budget conference committee is appointed. If you value public education in the KPBSD, please contact committee members* and local legislators now to request status quo education funding. In preparation for potential reductions to education funding, KPBSD administration anticipates: The effect […]

Dear Alaska Legislators… #Day86

Published on April 12, 2017 By Pegge

Your legislators need to hear from you now. Our schools need fiscal certainty, and our children need hope for the future. Please express your individual thoughts to your legislators today.*   You could share how KPBSD makes a difference for you or your children, how a KPBSD education prepared you for your future, or thoughts about […]

News Release: Senate proposes 5% cut to KPBSD

Published on April 4, 2017 By Pegge

News Release Alaska Senate proposes 5% cut to education funding Soldotna, April 4, 2017—The Senate Finance Committee proposed a 5% cut to education funding, creating an additional deficit hit of $5.29 million to the KPBSD. Plus, the 5% links to a second cut of $1.21 million by reducing the maximum allowable contribution the Borough may […]

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

Published on March 16, 2017 By Pegge

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 […]

news release: KPBSD needs public input for 2017-2018 school year budget

Published on October 17, 2016 By Pegge

News Release Input needed to solve the state and KPBSD fiscal crisis Soldotna, October 14, 2016—Your KPBSD schools need you to participate in the FY18 budget development process, and assist with solutions to the fiscal crisis in the State of Alaska. Community budget meetings took place throughout the district at 30+ school sites on Thursday, October […]

Priorities: Which KPBSD school programs and services do you value?

Published on October 4, 2016 By Pegge

News Release Community Budget development meetings – October 13, 2016 How to best prioritize programs and services in KPBSD? Soldotna, October 3, 2016—Does a quality education and the future success for every young person living on the Kenai Peninsula matter to you? If so, KPBSD needs you to participate in the budget development meetings taking […]

Borough funds Kenai Peninsula education with maximum allowable contribution

Published on June 5, 2015 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release KPBSD is grateful our Borough funds public education Soldotna, June 5, 2015—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will receive the maximum amount of funding for K-12 public education from the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) in 2015-2016 (FY16). At the KPB assembly meeting on June […]

News Release: KPBSD and Proposed Education Funding Reductions in HB72

Published on April 10, 2015 By Pegge

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 […]