Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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

 

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.

 

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

Schools briefs for the week of Dec. 3-9, 2018

Soldotna Elementary Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: December 4 K-6th Winter Concert at Soldotna High School 6:30pm December 5-6 Holiday Wonderland Shop December… Continue reading

Simon Nissen leads a section of his choir class in vocal warm-ups in preparation for the holiday concert on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

December brings student concerts, productions

Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are gearing up for their annual winter… Continue reading

Simon Nissen leads a section of his choir class in vocal warm-ups in preparation for the holiday concert on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Schools briefs for the week of Nov. 26, 2018

Soldotna High School Soldotna High School’s National Honor Society inducted the following students: Elliana Bruce,Cloe Milbauer, Ashlyn Asp,Spencer Kapp, Oliva Davis, Colton Sorhus, Thomas Hudson,… Continue reading

School Briefs 11/19-11/25

River City Academy This past week River City Academy students went to Redoubt Elementary’s first grade classes to help with some writing. The students at… 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 Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Peninsula teachers looking for extra income, second jobs

Arin Bowen starts her morning at Soldotna Montessori where she works as an interventionist. In the afternoon, she works as the Quest teacher at Redoubt… 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 Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Parents, teachers, staff and concerned public gather at the Kenai Central High School library to listen to Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the future Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on Tuesday in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

District begins future budget development with public input

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is already breaking ground on their upcoming budget development — and is getting the community involved. Superintendent Sean Dusek… Continue reading

Parents, teachers, staff and concerned public gather at the Kenai Central High School library to listen to Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the future Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on Tuesday in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Suzanne Goodwill received the National Education Association of Alaska Education Support Professional of the Year award in a surprise assembly at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, AK, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Skyview tutor receives state’s highest honor for education support professionals

In a surprise assembly Tuesday morning, the National Education Association of Alaska awarded Soldotna’s Suzanne Goodwill the title of Alaska Education Support Professional of the… Continue reading

Suzanne Goodwill received the National Education Association of Alaska Education Support Professional of the Year award in a surprise assembly at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, AK, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School Briefs week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Soldotna High School Parent Teacher Conferences are 11/1/18 from 12-3 pm and 4-7 pm The Soldotna Girls Basketball team will be hosting their annual What… Continue reading

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

State releases annual school progress report, new system

New student progress reports were released from the state Department of Education and Early Development Tuesday. Superintendent Sean Dusek said in a press release Tuesday… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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 Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Negotiations continue between school district and unions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met last week with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association to continue negotiations… 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 Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)