Get the process rolling October 17th

Does a rigorous education and the future success for every young person on the Kenai matter to you? If so, mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.*

Everyone is invited to KPBSD budget development sessions happening at 22 school sites. Building a school budget is foundational to quality schools, so bring your questions and concerns about funding, expenditures, and priorities for your school. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

“One of the most important functions we have as district administrators is to develop an annual balanced budget that prioritizes meeting the needs of our students,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “As we begin this process for developing the 2018-2019 budget, it is important to make sure key components of the budget are understood, community questions are gathered, and a clear development plan that includes multiple opportunities for your input is communicated. This process begins on October 17 and I look forward to engaging all our communities throughout a process that will provide the foundation of a high quality educational experience for all of our students.”

*Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials please participate. Some schools will meet at the same location:

Aurora Borealis Charter School - Kenai Alt main meeting room; Chapman School - Homer Middle School; Connections - Soldotna High Library; Cooper Landing School - First classroom next to office; Fireweed  Academy - Homer Middle School; Homer Flex - Homer Middle School; Homer High - Homer Middle School; Homer Middle - Library; Hope School - Mrs. Truesdell's classroom; K-Beach Elementary - Room 18; Kachemak-Selo - Homer Middle School; Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science - Library; Kenai Alternative - KCHS Library; Kenai Central High School - Library; Kenai Middle School - KCHS Library; McNeil Canyon Elementary - Homer Middle School; Moose Pass School - Library; Mt. View Elementary - KCHS library; Nanwalek School - Secondary Classroom - Old Shop; Nikiski Middle-High School - Library; Nikiski North Star Elementary - Nikiski High Library; Nikolaevsk School - Room 11; Ninilchik School - Library; Paul Banks Elementary - Homer Middle School; Port Graham School - Library; Razdolna School - Homer Middle School; Redoubt Elementary - Soldotna High Library; River City Academy - Soldotna High Library; Seward Elementary - Seward High Library; Seward High School - Library; Seward Middle School - Seward High Library; Skyview Middle School - B104; Soldotna Elementary - Library; Soldotna High - Library; Soldotna Prep - Soldotna High Library; Soldotna Montessori - Room 411; Sterling Elementary - Library; Susan B. English - School Commons; Tebughna School - Room 7; Tustumena Elementary - Library; Voznesenka School - Homer Middle School; West Homer Elementary - Homer Middle School.

“Our annual budget is one of the most important things we do each year,” said Dave Jones, assistant superintendent of instructional support. “It is important for people to understand the need to pass a multi-revenue fiscal plan. We want to give our parents, staff, students, and community members a chance to learn about our budget, participate in the process, and offer input. The meeting on October 17 is an important step in the process to develop the FY19 budget. We hope to see a large turnout at all our schools across the district.”

Participant input will be synthesized and presented to the KPBSD school board during November and December board meetings and work sessions.