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Growing awareness: helping students who are homeless

Published on September 17, 2018 By Pegge

Are you, or is someone you know sleeping in a motel, a camper, a tent, couch-surfing, shelter, or “doubling-up” living with friends or relatives until you can find or afford a place on your own? The KPBSD Students In Transition program can help families or unaccompanied youth who lack a stable, adequate, and permanent place […]

Let’s turn 10K into 20K for students who are homeless

Published on November 30, 2015 By Pegge

News Release Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 What’s Your One Thing? Soldotna, November 25, 2015—A generous person who believes in kindness learned about the Candlelight Vigil for KPBSD students who are homeless, and wants to make a difference. So, the donor offered a gift: a 100% matching challenge up to $10,000 […]

Homeless liaison Kelly King receives Golden Apple award

Published on March 2, 2015 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | March 2, 2015 Kelly King, Homeless Liaison  One of the more challenging tasks that we face is educating our homeless students. Because of the extraordinary effort and dedication of Kelly King, KPBSD homeless liaison, the district is able to do its best to meet this challenge. Ms. […]

Candlelight Vigil for homeless youth and families

Published on November 5, 2014 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District News Release Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 Candlelight Vigil for homeless youth and families Soldotna, November 5, 2014—Families and unaccompanied youth are homeless on the peninsula. An invisible reality to most residents, the number 253 is important. Would it surprise you to know that 253 is the average number of students […]

KPBSD celebrates employee Kelly King

Published on December 20, 2013 By Pegge

“One of the more challenging tasks that we face is educating our homeless students. Because of the extraordinary effort and dedication of Kelly King, the district is able to do its best to meet this challenge.” –Steve Atwater, superintendent “I am blessed with the opportunity to do what I love every day. Having the work […]