District Highlights
Early Release Days in the 2019-2020 School Year
Six times throughout the school year, KPBSD school days will end ninety minutes early for students, in order for teachers and instructional support staff to collaborate.Six times throughout the academic year, students will meet the minimum day requirement, leaving teachers with approximately ninety minutes of additional time to work on improvement strategies. The length of the school day on the following six days will be reduced by ninety minutes, for a total of nine hours during the 2019-2020 school year. On these early release dates, school will end ninety minutes (1.5 hours) earlier. Bus transportation will be adjusted by ninety minutes....
Early Release Days in the 2019-2020 School Year
February Community Budget Forums: planning for the 2020-2021 school year
February Community Budget Forums: planning for the 2020-2021 school year   “At the community budget forums, we will review the 2020-2021 (FY21) preliminary budget. Staff, parents, students and community members will have an opportunity to learn about our budget, provide input, and ask questions.” –Liz Hayes, Director of Finance, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District...
February Community Budget Forums: planning for the 2020-2021 school year
If I Built a Car! #KenaiReads
If I Built a Car! #KenaiReads At Mountain View Elementary, Mrs. Bates’ second graders class learned all about automobiles! Everyone read If I Built a Car, by Chris Van Dusen, students looked at the history of cars, and created their own version of a future car, which involved drafting blueprints, building a model of it, and presenting to the class, and a family event to show off their lego vehicles!...
If I Built a Car! #KenaiReads
Coffee and Conversation
Coffee and ConversationCoffee & Conversations are happening in Homer, Kenai, Nikiski, Seward, and Soldotna this spring. All dates will be posted very soon. ...
Coffee and Conversation
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
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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The mission of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is to empower all learners to positively shape their futures.


Districtwide & School Board #Events
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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