Education Bills: Focus on Five

Posted by on March 22, 2022 at 3:50 pm

resources and tips: The Legislature and KPBSD webpage Flyer: KPBSD and BSA Bills HB 272 (Increase the BSA) and HB 273 (Inflation proof the BSA) KPBSD legislative informational packet, February 2022 Board of Education meetings with legislators in Juneau Thank you for sharing your positive stories and outcomes in KPBSD schools, while talking about the […]

Board of Education Legislative Packet

Posted by on February 13, 2022 at 6:29 pm

Legislative Flyin Packet AASB: February 12-15, 2022 Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) Legislative & Leadership Fly-In & Youth Advocacy Institute, February 12-14, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska AASB Event DOWNLOAD PDFsKPBSD Board of Education packet for legislators* Contents: KPBSD Fast Facts Celebrate Student and Educator Success Human Resources: Recruit and Retain Literacy and PreK in […]

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 […]