Twenty-two schools will host district development budget forum

Creating district and school budgets is a foundation for quality instruction and school culture. How will you like to be involved?

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Budget Development with every KPBSD site council* 22 KPBSD school sites, Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 PM

The process is rolling forward for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget planning, and decisions must be made with the best information available. At 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, KPBSD school principals will meet with site-councils and the public after a live video-streamed presentation from the district to 22 school sites.

"We are entering a critical time in our district's financial life," said Superintendent Sean Dusek. "For several years, KPBSD has been forced to utilize savings to mitigate deep cuts to the classroom. The time for sustainable, adequate funding from the state and borough is upon us. As we begin this year's process, we are asking all of our stakeholders to be engaged to help prioritize programs and services offered in our district. We have had to make many difficult decisions in the last few years, as our funding has not kept up with costs, such as healthcare. We hope this process will help inform our state and borough leaders of the needs our students and communities have to continue to provide an excellent education. I look forward to beginning this discussion and supporting all stakeholders to participate in the district, borough and state budgeting process."

*WHO Site-Councils, together with everyone who is interested—parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials—are invited to participate.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM, at 22 KPBSD schools:

  • Aurora Borealis Charter School - KCHS Library;
  • Chapman School - Homer Middle School;
  • Connections Homeschool - Soldotna High Library;
  • Cooper Landing School - Cooper Landing Library;
  • Fireweed  Acacemy - Homer Middle School;
  • Homer Flex - Homer Middle School;
  • Homer High - Homer Middle School;
  • Homer Middle - Homer Middle School;
  • Hope School - Hope School Mrs. T's room;
  • K-Beach Elementary - K-Beach School;
  • Kachemak-Selo - Voznesenka School;
  • Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science - Kaleidoscope Library;
  • Kenai Alternative - KCHS Library;
  • Kenai Central High School - KCHS Library;
  • Kenai Middle School - KCHS Library;
  • McNeil Canyon Elementary - Homer Middle School;
  • Moose Pass School - Moose Pass Library;
  • Mt. View Elementary - KCHS Library;
  • Nanwalek School - Nanwalek School, Mr. Beck's room;
  • Nikiski Middle-High School - Nikiski Middle-High Library;
  • Nikiski North Star Elementary - Nikiski Middle-High Library;
  • Nikolaevsk School - Room 111;
  • Ninilchik School - Ninilchik Library;
  • Paul Banks Elementary - Homer Middle School;
  • Port Graham School - Mr. Way's room;
  • Razdolna School - Voznesenka School;
  • Redoubt Elementary - Soldotna High Library;
  • River City Academy - Soldotna High Library;
  • Seward Elementary - Seward El PD Room;
  • Seward High School - Seward El PD Room;
  • Seward Middle School - Seward El PD Room;
  • Skyview Middle School - Skyview Library;
  • Soldotna Elementary - Soldotna El Library;
  • Soldotna High - Soldotna High Library;
  • Soldotna Prep - Soldotna High Library;
  • Soldotna Montessori - SMCS room 411;
  • Sterling Elementary - Sterling El Library;
  • Susan B. English - SBE School Commons;
  • Tebughna School - Tebughna School;
  • Tustumena Elementary - Tustumena Library;
  • Voznesenka School - Voznesenka School; and
  • West Homer Elementary - Homer Middle School.

*KCHS is Kenai Central High School

Creating district and school budgets is a foundation for quality instruction and school culture. During this October 30 meeting, an opportunity to learn about reductions which have been considered in the past—some implemented, some not—as well as potential new or additional revenue will be explored. When you attend this meeting, you will learn about district and school level considerations, and potential scenarios going forward, as the budget process begins. Although this is primarily for site councils, everyone is encouraged to participate.*

"Our annual budget is one of the most important things we do each year," said Dave Jones, assistant superintendent of instructional support. "We want to give our parents, staff, students, and community members a chance to learn about our budget, participate in the process, and offer input. The meeting on October 30 is an important step in the process to develop the FY20 budget. We hope to see a large turnout at all our schools across the district."

Participant input will be synthesized and presented to the KPBSD school board during future board meetings and work sessions.

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