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Your voice is essential: state lawmakers want to know where you stand

Published on March 22, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

News Release: Your Voice is Needed Community schools, sports and activities, and effective class sizes are critical to continue successful outcomes for K-12 schools on the Kenai Peninsula. In February, the Governor proposed a budget substitute for the 2019-2020 school year that will result in a cut of $22.4 million from KPBSD schools.  However, the […]

Contact your Kenai Peninsula State Legislators

Published on March 10, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Six state legislators represent Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools Senator Peter Micciche, Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov Senator Gary Stevens, Gary.Stevens@akleg.gov Representative Ben Carpenter, Ben.Carpenter@akleg.gov Representative Gary Knopp, Gary.Knopp@akleg.gov Representative Louise Stutes, Louise.Stutes@akleg.gov Representative Sarah Vance, Sarah.Vance@akleg.gov PDF Flyer to print: Kenai Peninsula legislators Links Informational flyer: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District $22.4 million in cuts to KPBSD options identified by administrators and school board Informational […]

Ramifications of Governor Dunleavy’s proposed FY20 Budget

Published on March 8, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

Several community budget meetings took place in February, and the Board of Education met for two days this week to take a sobering look at what the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District would have to cut to begin to meet the Governor’s proposed FY20 reduction to state funding. The Governor Michael J. Dunleavy 2019-2020 State Budget proposed drastic […]

Funding K-12 Public Education | March 2019

Published on March 4, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

In  March, you have several opportunities to become informed, and advocate for K-12 education funding. Events are happening at local schools, in communities, with the school district, the borough assembly, at town halls, and with hearings of bills in Juneau. Monday, March 4, 2019 Board of Education Finance Committee meeting: 2:00 p.m., Redoubt conference room, school […]

How to contact your state legislators

Published on February 28, 2019 By Pegge Erkeneff

information: Public opportunity to testify to the Senate State Affairs committee on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 and Thursday, March 7, 2019, starting at 6:00 PM, about SB24 and SB23, both related to the PFD. To balance the FY20 state budget, the Governor has proposed the State of Alaska cut $20.9 million in funding to Kenai […]

Student Voice and #AKleg visits in Juneau

Published on March 7, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD and The Legislature School Board Leadership and Youth Advocacy Institute A full weekend of learning and collaborating with school board members and students from around the state, plus two days of appointments with more than 25 legislators to share “Kenai schools” stories was fun, informative, and thought provoking! February 10–13, 2018, two students, three […]

KPBSD School Board is frustrated #AKleg

Published on June 8, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

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

Published on April 10, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

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 […]

What’s happening? State of the KPBSD – April 6, 2017

Published on March 31, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

You’re invited State of the KPBSD with Superintendent Dusek Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Superintendent Dusek will provide a legislative and budget update via Skype for Business, followed by time to respond to your questions. Learn about education related bills and school funding. Hosting schools: Homer Middle School Mountain […]