Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Students in Skyview Middle School’s “Project Lead the Way” class listen to a presentation from school district administrators and Andeavor leaders during a presentation of a grant to the school district on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Andeavor presented the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District with a $175,000 check Thursday to support programs in career and technical education, including purchasing new computers and carts for Project Lead the Way, additional funds for the Upstream Academies and the Career and Technical Education program SkillsUSA. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

$175K Andeavor grant to fund STEM programs at school district

The races between the robotic cars in the hallways of Skyview Middle School on Thursday afternoon weren’t the cheering kind — after all, the kids… Continue reading

Students in Skyview Middle School’s “Project Lead the Way” class listen to a presentation from school district administrators and Andeavor leaders during a presentation of a grant to the school district on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Andeavor presented the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District with a $175,000 check Thursday to support programs in career and technical education, including purchasing new computers and carts for Project Lead the Way, additional funds for the Upstream Academies and the Career and Technical Education program SkillsUSA. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Public education supporters gather for a barbecue in the parking lot behind the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Teachers, parents and school district administrators turned out in force to ask the assembly to increase funding to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday. The assembly agreed to at least provide as much funding as it did in fiscal year 2018, but with a deficit in the borough budget, the source of the funding is still unclear. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly sets base funding for school district at $49.7M

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will get at least as much funding from the borough in fiscal year 2019 as it did this year.… Continue reading

Public education supporters gather for a barbecue in the parking lot behind the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Teachers, parents and school district administrators turned out in force to ask the assembly to increase funding to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday. The assembly agreed to at least provide as much funding as it did in fiscal year 2018, but with a deficit in the borough budget, the source of the funding is still unclear. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Jane Banks (played by Leora McCaughey) waits for a scene to start during a dress rehearsal for Nikiski Middle-High School’s production of “Mary Poppins” on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The play premiers Friday at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $15. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski’s ‘Mary Poppins’ premieres Friday

Some of the actors in Nikiski Middle-High School’s production of “Mary Poppins” have mastered their characters’ British accents. Some are still working on it. To… Continue reading

Jane Banks (played by Leora McCaughey) waits for a scene to start during a dress rehearsal for Nikiski Middle-High School’s production of “Mary Poppins” on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The play premiers Friday at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $15. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Kindergarten teacher Daniel Bowen (at podium) speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in favor of full funding for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at the assembly’s meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. About 40 people attended the meeting Tuesday, many wearing red, to show their support for public education funding. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly hears tax options, postpones sales tax decision

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has a lot of options to balance its budget and fund public schools, but not everyone is on the same page… Continue reading

Kindergarten teacher Daniel Bowen (at podium) speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in favor of full funding for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at the assembly’s meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. About 40 people attended the meeting Tuesday, many wearing red, to show their support for public education funding. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Tonight: District leadership goes live

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s social network is expanding, with a fourth Facebook event bringing together five members of the district’s instructional team to… Continue reading

AFS brings 8 international students to central peninsula

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Faris Khawdlden's last name. A handful of visitors have been walking the halls… Continue reading

Assembly spikes bed tax, wrangles with budget

Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have to consider a bed tax in the election this fall. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly… Continue reading

John Quick, chief of staff to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, serves a bowl of soup to a diner at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner on Friday, March 2, 2018 near Soldotna, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees volunteer at the food bank every other Friday and have been doing so for more than a decade. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough, school district employees give back at food bank

Every day the door opens at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner, no one can tell exactly who will come through. That applies to… Continue reading

John Quick, chief of staff to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, serves a bowl of soup to a diner at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner on Friday, March 2, 2018 near Soldotna, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees volunteer at the food bank every other Friday and have been doing so for more than a decade. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

KPBSD students take to ice for annual fishing day

A conspiracy was developing among the elementary schools student on the ice atop Sport Lake on Thursday: clearly, only the holes further out would produce… Continue reading

School district, unions exchange initial contract offers

A little more than a year after they concluded collective bargaining, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and its teacher and staff unions are back… Continue reading

Borough to propose bonds for new K-Selo school

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked to take on revenue bonds to fund a new school for the remote Old Believer community of Kachemak… Continue reading

Teacher of the year nominations close Feb. 1

Nominations for the BP Teachers of Excellence are drawing to a close at the end of January. The award recognizes teachers throughout Alaska for their… Continue reading

Grant allows district to reinstate petroleum career program

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has received a $20,000 grant that will help in the school district’s goal to extend their broaden their approach… Continue reading

This draft design shows just one of the many iterations that Soldotna could explore for the remodel of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Nearly finalized designs were presented to the city council at their meeting on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Tim Dillon)

Field house designs completed

A field house for the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex is one step, or kick, or throw, closer to becoming a reality. Burkhart Croft Architects of… Continue reading

This draft design shows just one of the many iterations that Soldotna could explore for the remodel of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Nearly finalized designs were presented to the city council at their meeting on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Tim Dillon)

PEAKS test adds writing analysis portion

The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS, test will feature a new prompt in the English language arts section for grades four through nine… Continue reading

Strong vocals: Kenai teacher brings excitement to the choir

Strong vocals: Kenai teacher brings excitement to the choir

Since the start of the school year, the Kenai Central High School choir has been singing. From the chambers during Borough Assembly meeting, to Soldotna… Continue reading

Strong vocals: Kenai teacher brings excitement to the choir

School board to add video component to live stream in February

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be adding a video component to its meeting’s live stream with the Feb. 5 meeting as a tentative… Continue reading

Two charter schools propose changes

Two charter schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are looking to the school board to amend their charter school contracts. Aurora Borealis Charter… Continue reading

Legislators, Assembly look forward at school funding

The school district is on a mission to make sure that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and Alaska Legislature are thinking about the Fiscal Year… Continue reading

KPBSD maintains class sizes

Compared to the other major school districts in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a low pupil/teacher ratio (PTR), according to the 2017-2018… Continue reading