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New School Year Letter to KPBSD Special Education Families

Published on August 11, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

info: Read about the three options available to every KPBSD student to attend school during the 2020-2021 school year August 11, 2020Dear Parents and Guardians, The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) is committed to turn challenges into opportunities, and ensure that every student with a disability will have access to their peers as well […]

Special education student grade rate on the rise!

Published on July 5, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Students receiving special education services in the KPBSD continue to find success! In the most recent reporting year (2016-2017), 73 percent of students receiving special education services in the KPBSD graduated within four years! The State of Alaska graduation rate is 58.7 percent. “A graduation rate this high is not something seen in the state […]

Celebrate Aaron Gordon, 2018 Kenai BP Education Ally

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Nate Crabtree, K-Beach Elementary was in on a secret, and made up a story to bring Mr. Aaron Gordon to the BP Teachers of Excellence celebration. During the evening awards, Mr. Gordon discovered he was the 2018 Kenai Education Ally when Superintendent Dusek began reading about him! “Our Educational Ally works with young students in […]

Amelia and Stella video convo #TaylorSwift

Published on April 11, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

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 […]

PE: a vision impaired bowman learns skills

Published on March 22, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Unassumingly, everyday, KPBSD staff goes the extra mile for their students, and often we never hear about it. This #GoldenMoment took place before school started, one winter day in Soldotna, Alaska. Before school hours, Malikhi Hansen, a Soldotna High School vision impaired student, made a visit to Redoubt Elementary, a neighboring school. With Granger Nyboer, KPBSD […]

2016 Inclusive Practices Award goes to Nikiski special education team

Published on February 19, 2016 By Pegge Erkeneff

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release KPBSD team from Nikiski awarded top state recognition Soldotna, February 19, 2016—A team of six KPBSD employees make a difference every day at Nikiski Middle-High School for their students with disabilities. Recognizing excellence, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education awarded the 2016 […]