District begins future budget development with public input

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is already breaking ground on their upcoming budget development — and is getting the community involved. Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones spoke schools across the district via a live teleconference Tuesday evening. The meeting was open to staff, … Continue reading District begins future budget development with public input

Official: Kenai Peninsula College student enrollment down

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. After years of growth, Kenai Peninsula College is seeing a decline in student enrollment. Enrollment decreased 4 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to an update given by Suzie Kendrick, KPC advancement programs manager, at Wednesday’s Soldotna Chamber Luncheon. “It was years before we saw red numbers … Continue reading Official: Kenai Peninsula College student enrollment down

Skyview tutor receives state’s highest honor for education support professionals

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. In a surprise assembly Tuesday morning, the National Education Association of Alaska awarded Soldotna’s Suzanne Goodwill the title of Alaska Education Support Professional of the year. Goodwill is an academic tutor and intervention aide at Skyview Middle School. The Education Support Professional of the Year is the NEA … Continue reading Skyview tutor receives state’s highest honor for education support professionals

State releases annual school progress report, new system

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. New student progress reports were released from the state Department of Education and Early Development Tuesday. Superintendent Sean Dusek said in a press release Tuesday that the majority of the district’s schools were doing very well. “While every school is working hard to improve, we have some schools … Continue reading State releases annual school progress report, new system

Negotiations continue between school district and unions

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met last week with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association to continue negotiations on a contract for district teachers and staff. Teachers started the school year in August without a contract, although they did receive … Continue reading Negotiations continue between school district and unions

School board focuses on student safety

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. The number of students being assessed as suicide risks is seeing an uptick in peninsula schools During Monday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education work session on school safety, assistant superintendent of instruction John O’Brien presented data regarding students who may be experiencing childhood trauma and adverse … Continue reading School board focuses on student safety

New School Board members sworn in

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. Newly elected school board members were sworn in during a special Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday morning. Greg Madden and Mike Illg, who had previously served on the school board, gave their oath of office. Matthew Morse, who won the District 2 school … Continue reading New School Board members sworn in