District Highlights
21 Day Thankful Invite 2020 : Kenai Peninsula, Alaska schools & communities
Do you know that if every day, for 21 days, you briefly pause three times to identify someone or something that you are grateful or thankful for, you can rewire your brain for happiness and resiliency?...
21 Day Thankful Invite 2020 : Kenai Peninsula, Alaska schools & communities
Happy Thanksgiving!
KPBSD schools and district office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 26 27, 2020 “On behalf of the entire KPBSD Team, I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let us all pause...
Happy Thanksgiving!
KPBSD Superintendent of Schools Search is Open

KPBSD Superintendent of Schools Search page

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KPBSD Superintendent of Schools Search is Open
Fulbright DAST Flash: Kenai Peninsula educational leader is going to Uzbekistan!
Amanda Adams of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna, Alaska, has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short Term (Fulbright DAST) Program to Uzbekistan, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright...
Fulbright DAST Flash: Kenai Peninsula educational leader is going to Uzbekistan!
Celebrate KPBSD School Psychologists every day, and especially during National School Psychology Week
The Power of Possibility Celebrate KPBSD School Psychologists every day, and especially during National School Psychology Week   Do you wonder what a school psychologist does? Watch for daily posts on...
Celebrate KPBSD School Psychologists every day, and especially during National School Psychology Week
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District - Golden Apple Award - Krista Etzwiler
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District | Golden Apple Award | September 14, 2020 Ms. Krista Etzwiler, West Homer Elementary School Teacher “Providing art opportunities for kids brings me joy. I like to think big and...
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District - Golden Apple Award - Krista Etzwiler
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District - Golden Apple Award - Judy Cox
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | September 14, 2020...
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District - Golden Apple Award - Judy Cox
Substitute in a KPBSD School
Begin at the “Substitutes” tab on the KPBSD website   Do you have time and interest to be a substitute in a KPBSD school? It takes a village...
Substitute in a KPBSD School
Symptom Free Schools
Call Nurse Iris , or your school nurse, to confidentially report a positive COVID 19 test result for yourself or your child 907 260 2391   Have you received a positive for COVID...
Symptom Free Schools
Meals for KPBSD Students
Get It & Go Meals for KPBSD Students Begin Monday, August 24, 2020 Students who receive their education via 100% Remote Learning, or if schools shift to 100% Remote Learning during COVID19 High Risk,...
Meals for KPBSD Students
COVID19 Risk Level in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Current Risk Levels effective July 19, 2020, until further notice Central Peninsula HIGH Eastern Peninsula HIGH Southern Peninsula LOW When the onset of COVID 19 happened, the...
COVID19 Risk Level in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
KPBSD Sports and Activities

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KPBSD Sports and Activities
Visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) KPBSD Webpage

Visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) KPBSD Webpage!

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Visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) KPBSD Webpage
PL Champs in KPBSD
Who are KPBSD Personalized Learning (PL) Champs? “PL Team members represent schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, and are passionate about personalizing learning for kids,” said Amanda Adams, Personalized Learning and Student Success Specialist. “Our mission is to continually expand our understanding of personalized learning, deepen our practices, and share this journey with our schools. We achieve this through participating in our PL Champ Community of Practice with the shared experiences of ongoing interaction through regular workshops, social media forums, and active participation in KPBSD’s culture of innovation. We are determined to have continuous growth and innovation in our teaching practices.”​...
PL Champs in KPBSD
COVID19 Hub
Community Interest

Superintendent Search, and Public Input Survey

A Public Input Survey is open through December 7, 2020 - the brief survey invites public comments through four primary questions. The school board requests everyone who cares about schools, including parents, students, KPBSD staff, site councils, PTAs, volunteers, business and community organizations that partner with schools, community groups, elected officials, and the public to participate. Superintendent Search: applications will be accepted through December 30, 2020, for the next KPBSD Superintendent of Schools. Learn more or apply online.

COVID-19 Risk Levels in KPBSD

The KPBSD risk determination is made in conjunction with input from the State of Alaska actual 14-Day positive case counts, seven day trends of positive cases, Public Health and contact tracing, the KPBSD COVID-19 Community Risk Level Medical Advisory Group, Kenai Peninsula cooperators, and at times, consultation directly with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Learning (DEED). Learn more about risk level determination and geographical areas at the COVID-19 risk level information webpage. Visit and bookmark the KPBSD COVID-19 Risk Level DATA DASHBOARD that updates automatically with new state data.

KPBSD and COVID-19

Learn about the KPBSD 2020 Smart Start plans; Sports and Activities guidelines; Symptom Free School Protocols; COVID-19 and the KPBSD ; Get-It and Go Meals for 100% Remote Learning Students; and find KPBSD updates on the communications blog.

Apply Now!

See all open positions and search by area, position, or school.
Substitute! Would you like to work in a school, with timing that fits your schedule? KPBSD is hiring substitute teachers and support staff. To begin, apply online, and call 907.714.8888 if you have questions or need assistance.

The Alaska State Legislature

Visit the KPBSD and the Legislature webpage, and follow the Alaska State Legislature to track bills, locate and contact your legislators, and access committee information.

Personalized Learning

Where do you want your learning to take you and how can KPBSD help you get there? Explore personalized learning, the #PLinKPBSD Resource Bank for educators, and ask a question to help build our FAQs.

KPBSD Strategic Plan

KPBSD will inspire all learners to pursue their dreams in a rigorous, relevant, and responsive environment. Discover what guides the 2017 – 2022 KPBSD strategic plan and review KPBSD KPIs through the public dashboard.

School Safety

Parents and guardians, school safety is a top priority in the KPBSD. It is important for you to know what to do before, during, and after a school emergency, weather related delay start, or school closure. Kindly read KPBSD Emergency Guidelines for Parents and Guardians. KPBSD regularly practices safety drills in schools, and includes law enforcement in our ALICE trainings for school emergencies. School delays and closures protocol.

KPBSD Key Communicators

Are helping people in their local communities learn more about KPBSD, while assisting the school district to learn what people in our schools and community think, feel, and know. Discover more about the Key Communicators program.  

Volunteer in a KPBSD School

KPBSD appreciates our volunteers who make a difference every day in our schools! New and returning volunteers: begin your confidential, online application here: Volunteer in a KPBSD school.  

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Superintendent's Corner
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John O’Brien
Superintendent of Schools

Supporting our students, families, and staff this year during these uncertain times will be our #1 priority. I have every confidence that the KPBSD team we have in place for this coming school year is up for this monumental task. In the meantime, please be safe, be well, and be kind to one another. Read More

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