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News release: School board approves interim Superintendent of Schools

Published on April 18, 2019 By Pegge

Board of Education approves Mr. John O’Brien to become interim KPBSD Superintendent of Schools Soldotna, April 18, 2019—At a special board of education meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board voted 8-0 to amend and approve John O’Brien’s FY20 contract to officially place Mr. John O’Brien as the KPBSB Interim Superintendent on July […]

Soldotna School Consolidation: survey and meeting

Published on April 4, 2019 By Pegge

Soldotna High School Principal Graham, Soldotna Prep Principal Schmidt, district administration, and the school board request your thoughts and input about consolidating Soldotna Prep School (9th grade) and Soldotna High School (10th-12th grade) beginning with the school year beginning August 20, 2019. Current reality Enrollment is declining at Soldotna Prep and Soldotna High School, so […]

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

Published on January 16, 2019 By Pegge

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 […]

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Published on January 15, 2019 By Pegge

News Release  On Monday, January 14, 2019, Superintendent of Schools Sean Dusek tendered his resignation and retirement, effective June 30, 2019. The resignation and retirement letter is posted in the online Board of Education packet, and this action was approved during the Monday evening public school board meeting. In his words “I am very grateful […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Homer High School Salmon Sisters

Published on December 19, 2018 By Pegge

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 Wednesday Inspiration: Megan Mazurek, #Classof2005

Published on November 28, 2018 By Pegge

“There’s something satisfying with meeting daily deadlines and starting fresh the next day.” –Ms. Megan Mazurek, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District graduate, Class of 2005, Nikiski Middle-High School, and KTVA 11 News Anchor in Anchorage, Alaska. Only 150 miles by road, and 20 minutes by plane from where she attended school at Nikiski North Star […]

Ms. Natali Jones, 2018 Alaska Counselor of the Year!

Published on November 19, 2018 By Pegge

The 2018 Alaska School Counselor of the Year is Ms. Natali Jones, itinerant counselor serving Chapman School Anchor Point Alaska, Homer Flex High School, Nanwalek School, Nikolaevsk School, Port Graham School, and Susan B. English School in Seldovia! “The communities that I serve are incredibly diverse. Weekly, I work with Alaska Native villages, a Russian Orthodox village, a township, and an alternative […]

Amelia and Stella video convo #TaylorSwift

Published on April 11, 2018 By Pegge

Dear Taylor Swift, kindly meet Amelia and Stella, two very special teens from Homer High School, in Homer, Alaska. You inspire Stella to be herself, and you brighten her life everyday.   My name is Amelia Springer and I compiled this video for my friend Stella, who says she is the #1 Taylor Swift fan! I love […]

How RESPONSIVE fits into the KPBSD educational strategy

Published on January 8, 2018 By Pegge

Four key areas define the KPBSD five year strategic plan. In this two minute video, Superintendent Sean Dusek explains how Responsive is a core element: Learn more about the KPBSD 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan Video text Hello! This is Sean Dusek and today we are going to examine what Responsiveness means in KPBSD. As you know, we […]

How-to measure KPBSD student success #KPI

Published on December 15, 2017 By Pegge

KPBSD measures student and organizational success with multiple Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Superintendent Sean Dusek explains in short two minute video: Learn more about the KPBSD 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan, and KPBSD KPIs Video text: Hello! Sean Dusek here with you again today to continue our discussion on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District […]