The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will determine how much money to provide the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for the next fiscal year at Tuesday’s meeting held in Seward.
The school district is expecting to receive flat funding from the state, which it has received for the last three fiscal years. The district is asking the borough to fund to the max, $52,537,091, a $2,798,659 increase from the borough’s contributions in the fiscal year 2019.
“At this funding level, the school district will be able to hire elementary school counselors, reinstate the student success liaisons and curriculum supply budgets,” a letter from the school district to the assembly reads.
The resolution from the borough is proposing to offer the school district $47,314,477.
Since the assembly meeting will be held in Seward, public comment on this resolution will also be taken via teleconference at the borough’s assembly chamber in Soldotna, as well as in Homer, at 206 E. Pioneer, Suite 1.