KPBSD to go live next week

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is going live on Nov. 14 when Superintendent Sean Dusek will login to Facebook in an online question and answer session.

This is the first time the district will be using Facebook live, in lieu of in-person meetings or scripted video broadcasts. The virtual meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., will last for 30 minutes. Anyone interested in viewing the live event, or asking questions, can do so through the district’s Facebook page.

“Part of it is meeting people where they are,” said district spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff. “It’s a wonderful forum to be able to invite people to ask questions in the comments and have it be a live, interactive conversation.”

Dusek will begin the live event with a brief statement before responding to questions submitted through the Facebook live event. Questions can be asked in real time or submitted through the event page ahead of time.

“People will be able to ask specific questions during the event,” Erkeneff said. “And it saves as a video so people who couldn’t watch it live, can go back and watch it.”

Participants can watch and interact through their computer, phone or tablet.

“The idea is meeting people more where they are and to make it more convenient for people to ask questions,” Erkeneff said.

“… It’s a new platform to test and my hope is to expand and domes something every month, and when there are timely things to explain we can use this platform.”

Erkeneff said that the Facebook live event is replacing the three meet and greets that the district held last fall. She hopes that this virtual event will be more accessible to a wider audience throughout the district.

“It’s an innovative way to convey information, but also respond to questions from people,” Erkeneff said.

Reach Kat Sorensen at kat.sorensen@peninsulaclarion.com

More in News

The Seward welcome sign is photographed in July 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Seward vice mayor and council member resigns

The council accept the resignation of Tony Baclaan during its Monday night meeting.

Ben Mohr watches Kenai River Junior Classic participants head out to fish on the Kenai River in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Mohr resigns as director of KRSA

He has been the executive director of KRSA for nearly three years.

Heather and Hunter Phillips walk through the Kenai Community Library Haunted Hunt with their mom Kumi Phillips on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Scary reads

Spooky literary characters come to life at Kenai library haunted house.

Alaska state Rep. Laddie Shaw, an Anchorage Republican, waits for the start of a so-called technical session on the House floor, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The fourth special legislative session of the year began Oct. 4, in Juneau, but there has been little action at the Capitol and little progress toward resolving Alaska’s fiscal issues. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Special session plods on with little action

Many legislative offices have been dark and floor sessions in some cases have lasted seconds.

The Kenai Community Library health section is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. After the Kenai City Council postponed a vote to approve a grant funding health and wellness books, community members set up a GoFundMe to support the purchase of materials. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
After cries of censorship, community raises funds for library

The Kenai City Council voted during its Oct. 20 meeting to postpone acceptance of a $1,500 grant for materials related to health and wellness.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. (CDC)
11 new deaths reported

Statewide there were 244 COVID-related hospitalizations as of Tuesday, with 37 of them on ventilators.

Rep. Don Young talks during a June 2021 interview with the Empire. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Young to face off with a Begich yet again

Young, 88, seemed unfazed by Begich’s entry into the race.

A remote galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope is greatly magnified and distorted by the effects of gravitationally warped space. (Image via NASA)
Grant brings NASA to library

The grant supports science, technology, engineering, arts and math programming for patrons.

Most Read