Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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                                School employees, community members and members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education listen to a presentation on Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools during a Monday meeting of the school board at Homer High School.

School board hears teacher concerns on contract, health care

Several people commented that the current model for health care is not working for many teachers.

 

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Residents react to mayor’s veto of education funding

Impassioned testimony came from residents who both opposed and supported the veto

 

Community members, parents, staff and students concerned about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s potential plan to consolidate Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep School gathered in the Soldotna High School Auditorium to get more information about how that consolidation would affect them, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, SoPrep to consolidate

Ninth graders will be joining the 10th, 11th and 12th grade students at the Soldotna High campus.

 

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Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Residents question mayor’s absence from assembly

The mayor’s office said Pierce would not be in until the week of April 15

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
John O’Brien was offered the position of interim superintendent of schools for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

School board chooses new interim superintendent

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education has chosen John O’Brien to be the interim superintendent of schools. The pick comes as a… Continue reading

John O’Brien was offered the position of interim superintendent of schools for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
First-year Chapman School teacher Malia Larson speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of an ordinance that will appropriate around $2.4 million to the school district in hopes of retaining some non-tenured teachers for the next school year in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Looking to leave the state’

In face of budget cuts, teachers seek other opportunities

First-year Chapman School teacher Malia Larson speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of an ordinance that will appropriate around $2.4 million to the school district in hopes of retaining some non-tenured teachers for the next school year in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team member listens to testimony in support of keeping the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s pools open, in light of potential budget cuts, on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Swimmers flood school board meeting

Swimmers seek more information on potential school pool closures

A Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team member listens to testimony in support of keeping the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s pools open, in light of potential budget cuts, on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to interview superintendent candidates

The school board worked with the Association of Alaska School Boards to facilitate the search

District employees leave the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, to rally for a fair contract. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators call for action

District staff rally at school board meeting, talk of a strike

District employees leave the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, to rally for a fair contract. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, in Homer. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Teachers, unions getting frustrated by contract negotiations

District educators and classified staff have been without a renewed contract since July 1.

A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, in Homer. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Assembly member Willy Dunne, speaks in support of education at the Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Education dominates assembly meeting

Talk of education dominated public comment at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Employees of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been negotiating a… Continue reading

Assembly member Willy Dunne, speaks in support of education at the Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

School Briefs 1/21-1/27

Kenai Middle School Welcome back from holiday break! We are excited for the new year and all the fun things that happen between now and… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough school district unsure of upcoming budget

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is beginning to form its next budget for the fiscal year 2020, but with both the state and borough… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to offer remote testimony in 2019

The new year is bringing a new feature to Kenai Peninsula Borough School District meetings. Starting at the Jan. 14, 2019 6 p.m. Board of… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Sept. 10 meeting at Homer High School in Homer. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula teachers still without a contract

As the Anchorage and Ketchikan school districts finalize employee contracts, it is unknown when teachers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will see their… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Sept. 10 meeting at Homer High School in Homer. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School Briefs 12/10-12/16

Soldotna High School The Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, December 18, at 7:00 pm. This is a free concert with music performed by the… Continue reading

Peninsula schools to start late due to weather conditions

Weather conditions have prompted schools across the peninsula to delay school times on Monday, Dec. 3. All Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools will have… Continue reading