Pegge Erkeneff
Communications Liaison

Pegge Erkeneff 2015

Media and Public Relationships

KPBSD assists news media and the public with official information, story ideas, and access to school sites. 

Forty-three schools encompass 25,600 miles, serving nearly 9,000 K-12 students. KPBSD is committed to excellence, collaboration, and effective instruction. Stories worthy of sharing occur daily.

Please review our guidelines for covering news stories on school sites, reaching us at any time, and requesting permission for photo opportunities. 

News Releases

November 30, 2018: Wednesday Inspiration #1: Megan Mazurek, Class of 2005

November 27, 2018: Winter Music Programs in 28 KPBSD schools

October 23, 2018: Student progress reports in new Alaska System for School Success

October 22, 2018: Twenty-two schools will host budget development forum on 10/30/18

October 11, 2018: 9th Annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair is 10/16/18

September 24, 2018: Native Education Advisory Committee seeks members

September 10, 2018: Proposition No. 1 - Kachemak Selo New K-12 School Bond

September 7, 2018: National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced Meals

May 18, 2018: Kenai student receives national recognition for excellence in distance learning

May 15, 2018: New! Text Messaging Service from schools to parents & guardians

May 10, 2018: Inspiring New Ways of Learning at Nanwalek School

March 27, 2018: Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Case at Kenai Central High School

January 29, 2018: Facebook Live Q & A and Community Budget Forums offered in February

January 12, 2018: Developmental screenings for newborns to age 5

December 5, 2017: Public invited to Title VI Native Education Meeting

November 13, 2017: KPBSD Launches Facebook LIVE Q&A with Superintendent Dusek

November 10, 2017: Meet Chris Mburu and be inspired by A Small Act

October 20, 2017: School Weather Related Delays and Closures Process

October 6, 2017: Get the #budget process rolling October 17, 2017

September 22, 2017: Suicide awareness and prevention in KPBSD

September 8, 2017: Native Education Title VI Advisory Committee seeks parent, student, and staff members to serve

September 1, 2017: State, district, and school PEAKS assessment results now online

August 29, 2017: Graduate survey for Classes of 2010 – 2017, How did KPBSD do?

August 16, 2017: KPBSD welcomes Apple Bus

August 8, 2017: How to register for KPBSD Pre-Kindergarten Title I classes

June 23, 2017: State funding set for public education

June 8, 2017: KPBSD can hire 12 of 30+ frozen positions

May 10, 2017: State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD

April 4, 2017: Senate proposes 5% cut to education funding

March 16, 2017: Education funding absent in SB22 operating budget work draft

February 17, 2017: Project SEARCH Intern showcase is February 21, 2017

February 8, 2017: Community Budget Forums

January 30, 2017: CTE career fair for teens in Soldotna

News Release Archive

Visit a School

News media are always welcome at schools to cover news and feature stories. It is helpful if you notify the district Communications office when planning a visit to one of the KPBSD school sites. With advance notice we will assist you in scheduling interviews, and made certain that student media releases have been authorized. 

During emergencies or other unusual circumstances, KPBSD may limit access on a school site, or direct media to designated locations for coverage of breaking news. 

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We are committed to providing you accurate and timely information, and will engage and respond to every news inquiry. Our top priority is our students and their success.  

KPBSD extends a thank you and warm welcome to our valuable media partners who help share the story of student and school accomplishments that occur every day in a district Where Kids Come First!

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