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Happy Thanksgiving from KPBSDKPBSD staff and administration are very thankful for the support from all of our communities as we work hard to prepare students for their future. Happy Thanksgiving!...
Early Release Days in the 2015-16 School YearSix times in the new school year, KPBSD school days will end ninety minutes early for students, in order for teachers and instructional support staff to collaborate...
KPBSD empowers Native youth and fosters teen leadershipA strong partnership between Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) and Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) resulted in growing leadership projects and opportunities for students...
KPBSD Golden Apple Award Recipients – November 2015Mr. Patrick Dwyer, Golden Apple certificate, nominated by Sarge Truesdell, Skyview Middle School principal. Mrs. Lisa Green, Golden Apple certificate, nominated by Principal Douglas W. Hayman, on behalf of the Tustumena Elementary staff and community....
Mind A-Mazes 2015: As the Pendulum SwingsThe annual KPBSD Mind A-Mazes borough meet was held Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Soldotna Prep School. Mind A-Mazes is a yearly challenge created and facilitated by the district Quest (gifted and talented) program to engage teams of students in fourth through twelfth grade with a hands-on engineering challenge...

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Early Release and No SchoolWednesday, November 25, 2015 is an early release day; KPBSD schools end 90 minutes early for students.* Happy Thanksgiving! No school on Thursday or Friday, November 26-27, 2015
*variance: Port Graham School has early release on November 24, 2015

Congratulations to Chapman and Nikolaevsk Schools!Two Alaska schools are honored as a National Title I Distinguished School each year, and this year, both schools are from KPBSD. Congratulations to Chapman School and Nikolaevsk School!‪ Chapman School was recognized for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years, and Nikolaevsk School was recognized for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups. Thank you to the students, staff, parents, and community members who work together for our student success!

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Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) TestingIn the spring of 2015, students in grades 3-10 across the state of Alaska took a new assessment called the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP). AMP replaced the Standards Based Assessments (SBA). This is the first year of the AMP test, and this link provides additional information from the State of Alaska for parents, students, staff, and the community. Learn more.

District-wide Budget Development MeetingThank you to everyone who participated in the October 15, 2015, Budget Development meeting held at 23 KPBSD school sites. It’s not too late to still participate: please make time to listen to the presentation, review the PowerPoint PDF, and then offer your questions or innovative ideas to the district via an online public comment form. Read October 15, 2015, site council questions and district responses, and review a summary of FY17 site council priorities and ideas to reduce expenditures presented to the school board on November 3, 2015. More.

Building a Sustainable Future for AlaskaThe KPBSD Board of Education encourages everyone to participate in Governor Walker’s Sustainable Future: conversations with Alaskans through an interactive revenue and expenditure model that “allows you to fix Alaska’s budget your way.”

Apply for Free or Reduced price mealsNEW—you can now apply online! It’s safe and secure. KPBSD provides free and reduced-price meals for children served in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs. Every year the results from students qualifying for free or reduced price meals results in significant funding for the school district. Please take five minutes to complete the online application—click here.

School Safety Closure or Delay Start informationParents and guardians, school safety is a top priority in the KPBSD. It’s important for you to know what to do before, during, and after a school emergency, weather related delay start, or school closure. Please visit this webpage to familiarize yourself with A.L.I.C.E., KPBSD emergency terms and actions, and how to learn if there will be a two-hour delay start or school closure. Learn more here.

KPBSD Mobile App

KPBSD Mobile App 2015    Your free all-in-one information source is a download away! The KPBSD app provides you direct access to the district’s most sought after information in the most convenient format—your mobile device. Free for users, it is available for immediate download on iPhone and Android devices. You can find Kenai Peninsula Borough SD in the app store. Get it now.
Tip: personalize your app by subscribing to specific KPBSD schools for calendar events, PowerSchool, more!

Choosing a SchoolKPBSD offers school choices for Alaskan families, including:

  •  Free local public schools that offer the district adopted curriculum choices
  •  Free local public charter schools that offer an alternative curriculum choice
  •  Free public school district optional and alternative high school programs
  •  Free public local school district home-schooling programs
  •  Free public out-of-district home-schooling programs
  •  Private school programs
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The Alaska State LegislatureVisit the KPBSD and the Legislature webpage, and follow the Alaska State Legislature to track bills, locate and contact your legislators, and access committee information.

Collective Bargaining Public Comment OpportunityPlease share your thoughts about issues to be addressed in collective bargaining. Click here to learn more and for the online comment link.

Apply Now!Review open positions, apply online and visit our new employment web pages with helpful information.

KPBSD CommitteesDo you know that hundreds of KPBSD employees serve on district committees? Take a look at more than twenty KPBSD committees that range from Career and Technical Advisory to Instructional Materials Review to the Wellness Committee. Please take a minute to thank colleagues for their excellence and service. Together we build an excellent school district that serves our students. Click here to learn more...

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The mission of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is to develop productive, responsible citizens who are prepared to be successful in a dynamic world.

Sean Dusek
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