Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Sept. 24, 2018

KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay program participates in federal beluga count According to Debbie Boege-Tobin, KBC Professor of biology and coordinator of… Continue reading

School district sees rise in homeless students

School district sees rise in homeless students

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time last year. The 16-year-old program… Continue reading

School district sees rise in homeless students
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)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information about how the school district’s health care committee sets rates for health insurance plans. The… 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)
Students were welcomed to their first day of school with bubbles and jazz music on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bubbles, buses and backpacks: Students return to Kenai Peninsula schools

Tuesday brought more than just ballot boxes to the Kenai Peninsula — it was also the first day of school for the school district. Students… Continue reading

Students were welcomed to their first day of school with bubbles and jazz music on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough and district seek to provide more info on K-Selo bonds

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be providing information to voters about the general obligation bond issue set… Continue reading

School board discusses future capital projects, potential school in Nanwalek

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District leadership is exploring the most important infrastructure projects in local schools as part of its Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan,… Continue reading

New things to come for the 2018-2019 school year

As August begins, wild berries start to ripen, the fishing season slows and children, parents, educators and others gear for the school year. The Kenai… Continue reading

School board discusses support for sales tax increase, no formal backing

At their Monday meeting, school board members expressed support for an initiative to bring a sales tax increase to the borough, but no formal backing… Continue reading

School district waiting for details on extra state funding

The state has said it will send more money to the local schools this year, but the exact amount still isn’t clear. The Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

School district waiting for details on extra state funding

The state has said it will send more money to the local schools this year, but the exact amount still isn’t clear. The Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved… Continue reading

Mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved… Continue reading

Borough approves K-Selo school bonds

Voters will get to decide the future of a new school for the students of Kachemak Selo in the fall. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly… Continue reading

Cadence Cooper, a 6th grade student at Tustumena Elementary, inspects a plant by the side of a trail behind the school on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Elementary classes clean up, improve nearby trails

Almost as soon as they made it through the back gate at Tustumena Elementary School, Shonia Werner’s sixth-grade students were scampering down the trail in… Continue reading

Cadence Cooper, a 6th grade student at Tustumena Elementary, inspects a plant by the side of a trail behind the school on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
A Connections Homeschool graduate’s cap warns about the dangers of growing up at the program’s graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The program, administered through the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, graduated 58 students this year. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Connections graduates move ahead

One of the hallmarks of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Connections Homeschool graduation is that many of the students graduating together are just meeting… Continue reading

A Connections Homeschool graduate’s cap warns about the dangers of growing up at the program’s graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The program, administered through the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, graduated 58 students this year. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Alternative High School graduate Larissa Pittman hugs school secretary Jacquelynn Tomrdle at the high school’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Kenai Alternative High School provides more flexible edcuation for students who struggled in traditional high school environments, scheduling classes around jobs, children and life circumstances to help students achieve their high school diplomas. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Alternative graduates walk own paths to diplomas

Before they all walked away with a diploma Tuesday, the administrators at Kenai Alternative High School made sure each of the students felt individually recognized.… Continue reading

Kenai Alternative High School graduate Larissa Pittman hugs school secretary Jacquelynn Tomrdle at the high school’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Kenai Alternative High School provides more flexible edcuation for students who struggled in traditional high school environments, scheduling classes around jobs, children and life circumstances to help students achieve their high school diplomas. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo school

Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo school

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked this fall to take on several million dollars in bond debt to pay for a new school in… Continue reading

Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo school
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)