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Straight up facts: forty-four schools, one district

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KPBSD Points of Interest 

  • 25,600 square miles: the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is larger than the entire state of West Virginia. 
  • 7,725 miles on the road: everyday school busses transport 2,500 plus students throughout the district. 
  • KPBSD school building rooftops cover a combined area of more than 50 acres. 

 

Do you know… 

  • KPBSD is the largest employer on the Kenai Peninsula, issuing over $5 million, monthly, in gross payroll. 
  • Forty-three percent of the district’s certified staff  have been members of the KPBSD educational team for at least 10 years. 
  • Approximately 75 percent of projected general fund expenditures go to instruction, and 25 percent will go to instructional support. 
  • The district’s total student population is 11 percent Alaska Native. 

  

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Student Enrollment 2010-2011 

PK-3    2,851 

4-6       1,993 

7-8       1,420 

9-12     2,884 

Total    9,148 

 

44 Schools  

14 Elementary              

  4 Middle (6-8 and 7-8)           

11 Secondary (7-12 and 9-12) 

15 Small 

 

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Pupil to Teacher Ratio  

K                      1:20 

1-3                   1:22 

4-6                   1:24 

Secondary      1:24 

K-12, K-6        1:17 

 

 

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Personnel  

District administration  16 

Building administration   48 

Certified staff  675 

Support staff   562 

Total: 1,301 

 

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Senior Management  

Steve Atwater, Superintendent  

Sean Dusek, Assistant Superintendent  

Dave Jones, Assistant Superintendent  

  

Leadership Team  

Doris Cannon, Elementary Education/Curriculum  

John O’Brien, Secondary Education/Pupil Activities  

Clayton Holland, Pupil Services  

Tim Vlasak, K-12 Schools/Assessment & Federal Programs  

Tim Peterson, Human Resources  

Dave Spence, Planning and Operations   

Jim White, Information Services  

Laurie Olson, Finance   

Pegge Erkeneff, Communications  

  

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School Board of Education  

Joe Arness, President 

Liz Downing, Vice President  

Sunni Hilts, Clerk  

Sammy Crawford, Treasurer 

Marty Anderson 

Lynn Hohl 

Bill Holt 

Tim Navarre 

Penny Vadla 

KPBSD Student representative  

 

 

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2012 Legislative Priorities  

State: Purchase and install security cameras for schools; Repair KPBSD running tracks; Extend the gas pipeline from Anchor Point to Homer; Provide sustained, reliable, and adequate educational funding; Address energy costs; Raise mandatory age of attendance; Fund early learning programs; Provide accountability for all school-age children; Create new high school exit exam; Support the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Kenai Peninsula College; Create a favorable climate for oil and exploration in Cook Inlet. Further details: www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us   

Federal: Maintain funding for the Entitlement Programs; Extend gas pipeline from Anchor Point to Homer; Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Reauthorize Elementary Secondary Education Act; Fund early learning programs in Alaska. 

 

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Links 

KPBSD Fast Facts   

44 Schools   

Personnel    

Senior Management  

District Leadership Team   

School Board of Education   

2012 Legislative Priorities   

 

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