Soldotna Area Schools Advisory Committee

Twenty-six community members applied to serve on the advisory committee; five people were selected, in addition to a student, staff member, and site council member from Skyview High School, Soldotna High School, and Soldotna Middle School. 

Soldotna Schools Reconfiguration Advisory Committee Members
Doug Hayman, Transitions Facilitator

Community and Parent Representatives

  • Michelle Blackwell
  • Lynne Carter
  • Dale Dolifka
  • Michael Gallagher
  • Roxanne Miller

Skyview High School

  • Paul Kupferschmid, site council
  • Darren Jones, staff
  • Austin Laber, student

Soldotna High School

  • Kathy Gensel, site council
  • Troy Minogue, staff
  • Kelci Benson, student

Soldotna Middle School

  • Krista Arthur, site council
  • Joel Burns, staff
  • Jode Sparks, student

"Last spring the KPBSD School Board approved the reconfiguration of our three Soldotna area secondary schools. We are now ironing out the details for our three schools and will be utilizing an advisory committee as a way to gain critical public input on the upcoming decisions. I encourage the public to participate in this process." - Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD Superintendent

The Advisory Committee will meet six times at the Soldotna Middle School library on Tuesdays, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

  • September 10 
  • September 24 
  • October 8 
  • October 21 (This was rescheduled from October 22 per Advisory Committee members request.)*
    *At the October 21 meeting, the committee work was completed. Thus the November dates will not be utilized.
  • November 4 School Board work session, 4:30, Borough Assembly Chambers
  • November 5 (cancelled) 
  • November 19 (cancelled) 

Meeting recaps and updates from transitions coordinator, Doug Hayman, are linked on the KPBSD Soldotna 7-12 Grade Schools Reconfiguration Facebook page.

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Written report completed November 22, 2013.

Background information: Soldotna Areas School Reconfiguration
Transitions Coordinator school board presentation, August 5, 2013
Press Release - August 13, 2013: KPBSD seeks Soldotna Schools Advisory Committee applicants
Soldotna Area Schools Reconfiguration Newsletter