BP 5000 Concepts and Roles

KPBSD Policy Manual

BP 5000


The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education has a responsibility for the education of all students enrolled in the District.  It is the intention of the Board of Education that all programs in the District will be consistent with and supportive of the following statements.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District , in partnership with its richly diverse communities, is to develop creative, productive learners who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to meet life's challenges, by providing stimulating, integrated learning opportunities in a safe, supportive environment.

  1. Each person can learn and be successful.
  2. Learning is a lifelong process.
  3. Each individual is unique and valuable, and deserves to be treated with dignity.
  4. Prevention of academic difficulties is preferred to intervention.
  5. Education is the responsibility of the entire community.
  6. The educational environment is physically and psychologically safe and healthy.
  7. Cultural diversity is recognized and respected.
  8. High standards and expectations are essential elements.
  9. Positive change is embraced.
  10. Decisions are student-centered, data-driven and made collaboratively.
  11. High quality programs and personnel are developed through District expertise and support.
  12. Programs and practices support the mission and vision of the District.

Students are expected to accept personal responsibility for making maximum use of those educational opportunities afforded by applying themselves diligently to learning both in the classroom and in other school-sponsored settings. It is also expected that as a result of the total school experience students will come to appreciate the values of self-discipline, responsibility, and respect for others, their country and its governmental processes.

Discrimination with respect to color, creed, race, gender, religion, ancestry, handicap, or national origin is prohibited as regards admission, attendance, and educational programming.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination)

Role of School Board

The Board:

  1. Establishes policies to provide the best attainable program of education for the District's students.
  2. Authorizes the establishment of special classes, programs, or other facilities for students who are in need of special education in keeping with all legal provisions.
  3. Provides for the physical and mental well-being of students.
  4. Determines policies regarding student behavior and attendance within the limits of the law.
  5. Determines the boundaries of school attendance within the District.

Role of Superintendent

The Superintendent:

  1. Administers all schools and classes established by the Board.
  2. Directs the instruction, guidance and discipline of all students.
  3. Assigns students to alternative programs or grades as may improve their education, reduce the expense of maintaining schools, or relieve geographic or demographic conditions.
  4. Enforces compliance with compulsory attendance laws.
  5. Has immediate authority for the closing of schools in case of emergencies involving the health and safety of students.


Adoption Date: 12/18/04