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Three school board seats up for election

There are three Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board seats up for grabs during the municipal election to be held Tuesday. Daniel Castimore and D. Shawn Hutchings are both looking toward the three-year terms represent the Kalifornsky area.
School board visits Homer

The welcome mat was rolled out for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board's annual visit to the southern peninsula on Monday.
KPBSD policy changes for personal electronic devices on horizon

Due to a new policy to be adopted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, students may soon be able use electronic devices during school time.
Castimore wins school board seat

Tuesday's voters cast ballots to elect community members to fill Kenai Peninsula School Board seats. Daniel J. Castimore and D. Shawn Hutchings were vying for the three-year terms representing the Kalifornsky Beach area.
City seeks clarification on school physicals

JUNEAU (AP) - School officials in Petersburg want clarification on a decades-old law their attorney reads as leaving districts responsible for the cost of school entrance physicals, an interpretation that could have financial implications for school districts statewide.The issue was raised by parents, prompting Petersburg school officials to seek an attorney's opinion. "He said, Yep, they're right," superintendent Robert Thomason said.
Respecting rights and protecting kids

The Kenai Peninsula School Board and district administrators tackled a tough situation earlier this month when they approved a new policy creating campus visitation rules for sex offenders who also are parents.
Alaska's most valuable resource

On the door of a kindergarten classroom in Juneau, I saw a sign that read "Graduating Class of 2025." What will 2025 be like? I don't know. But as a school board member, I consider it a sacred public trust to prepare our kids for it.
Senate looks at education funding: Vocational learning effort amasses support from rural districts

A legislative effort to increase funding to vocational education programs in Alaska saw significant movement recently as it went to the Senate Finance Committee for consideration.
School board recognized with top honor

While the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education met on Tuesday, there was a clear message: good work is being done on the Kenai Peninsula. The board was awarded the 2011 Outstanding School Board of the Year award. The award, from the Association of Alaska School Boards, was announced during the 58th annual AASB conference in Anchorage that took place November 3-6.
KPBSD School Board receives 2011 Outstanding School Board of the Year Award

With more than 400 people in attendance at the 58th Annual Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) conference last week in Anchorage the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) school board was honored with the "2011 Outstanding School Board of the Year" award for their contributions to the KPBSD. There are fifty three school districts in the great state of Alaska and according to Pegge Erkeneff; KPBSD communications specialist, the competition this year included very engaged school boards from Kodiak, Sitka, and Bristol Bay among others.


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