District Highlights
Golden Apple Recognition
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for KPBSD schools or students and makes an exceptional difference?   Recognition matters! You are invited to nominate the special staff member, volunteer, student, business, or community partner to be recognized for outstanding service and contributions to educating students.   Your nomination can help the KPBSD school district recognize one or more exceptional people each month!...
Golden Apple Recognition
Tustumena Elementary is recognized as a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School
Join the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to celebrate Tustumena Elementary educators, students, and families! One hundred schools nationwide earned recognition as a National ESEA Distinguished School in 2019, and Tustumena Elementary School is recognized in the category of exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years! ...
Tustumena Elementary is recognized as a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School
KPBSD Inspiration: Anna DeVolld, Connections Homeschool Class of 2023
She’s 14, won’t graduate until 2023, and is buzzingly changing our world, one word, image, and seed at a time.   Meet Anna, a homeschool student, with an online teacher who inspires her to be a citizen scientist…...
KPBSD Inspiration: Anna DeVolld, Connections Homeschool Class of 2023
SIT program Kenai Central High School Spaghetti Feed and Auction
The outpouring of holiday support for our students experiencing homelessness is incredible! “Many of these projects have been taking place for multiple years, and we are so grateful for the relationships we’ve created and the effort and energy that goes into them each year. We thank these groups and all the individuals who contributed for being part of the community of care. It is beautiful!” –Kelly King, KPBSD Students in Transition Homeless Liaison...
SIT program Kenai Central High School Spaghetti Feed and Auction
School Counselor Advocate of the Year
Superintendent John O’Brien was surprised after he delivered a presentation to school counselors in Anchorage when the Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA) recognized him as their Advocate of the Year! “The Advocate of the Year award recognizes a special individual or group for their assistance in furthering the mission of school counselors in Alaska,” wrote @MyAkSCA. “The Advocate of the Year may have developed or implemented a new program that affects the well-being of students and staff; they may have initiated improvement in counseling services; or they may have provided outstanding opportunities for the professional growth of counselors. Whether an administrator, community group, or other individual in or out of the school environment, the recipient of this award represents true advocacy for our profession.”...
School Counselor Advocate of the Year
Mind aMazes!
The 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Mind aMazes was musical In a new location at Skyview Middle School, 47 teams representing 15 KPBSD schools on the Kenai Peninsula competed in the “Music Mechanisms” problem solving competition, and a...
Mind aMazes!
KPBSD FY19 Annual Report
“We are pleased to present KPBSD’s 2018- 2019 Annual Report. This publication is an opportunity to step back and review last year’s accomplishments, highlights, and celebrate areas of excellence. In the coming year I look forward to helping our district successfully navigate a variety of challenges. Predictable and sustainable revenues are essential to ensure that KPBSD can continue to provide a high quality education for our students....
KPBSD FY19 Annual Report
Text Messaging Service for parents & guardians
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District can now utilize the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to a parent, guardian, or student mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more....
Text Messaging Service for parents & guardians
Community Interest

Personalized Learning

Where do you want your learning to take you and how can KPBSD help you get there? Learn how KPBSD is engaging the interest, strengths, and needs of every student. Explore personalized learning, the #PLinKPBSD Resource Bank for educators, and ask a question to help build our FAQs.

KPBSD seeks applicants

Would you like to work in a school, with timing that fits your schedule? KPBSD is hiring substitute teachers and support staff - positions are open and waiting. To start: apply online, and call 907.714.8888 with your questions or assistance with your application process.

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.

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.

School District Budget and Finance

The Finance documents and presentation webpage has answers to your budget questions. In Spring 2019 KPSBD met with communities about potential school consolidations; learn more about meetings, a direct study, and survey results.

Apply Now!

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

School Safety

Parents 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. 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

I look forward to helping our district successfully navigate through a variety of challenges. Read More.

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