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Minimum wage raise could affect school bus drivers down the road least twice the minimum wage. The Kenai district would not see any changes until 2017, said school district Director of Planning & Operations Julie Cisco. "The current contracts' wages are not required to be adjusted until renewal, which...
Increasing energy costs make saving a challenge

...usage by site.Since the program began, schools have earned $489,678 through the incentive, Dave Tressler, director of planning and operations said.While energy consumption has decreased, energy costs have increased, which can make reducing...
Soldotna budget: 'An investment in our future'

...process, Dixson wants to hire a city planner in the planning and zoning department. Stephanie Queen, current director of planning and community development, would become the director of economic development and planning. Her position would...
Soldotna Council considers city property

...parcels for the council to consider either auctioning, selling through another forum or keeping.Stephanie Queen, director of planning and zoning and community development said, according to city code, the preferred method of city property sale...
Extra set of eyes: School district mulls security cameras

...hoping to add eyes to its buildings as a way to deter vandals from leaving their mark. According to Dave Spence, director of planning and operations for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, the district is in the planning stage of installing...
Playing a waiting game: KCHS teams hoping gym recovers from water damage

...Recreation Center for some Kenai Central gym students. Dave Spence, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's director of planning and operations, said the damage was caused over Christmas break when a failure in the heating system caused the...
Soldotna honors city clerk

...65,600 grant from the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Stephanie Queen, director of planning and community development, said the resolution will allow PDC Inc. Engineers to gather public input, evaluate...
Men sentenced for Nikiski school vandalism

...8,500 in damages has been repaired at the school, said Dave Spence, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Director of Planning and Operations. There are other damages the district can't address until the school year ends. Graffiti was...
Play ball!: Popularity of baseball, softball grows in area high schools

...sports. That's about the only difference between sanctioned and outsourced programs, said Dave Spence, KPBSD director of planning and operations. As all funding for cocurricular activities was eliminated several years ago, both sanctioned...
Raising the roof: Possible $26M bond needed for KPBSD repairs

...they've acknowledged the political and economic climate could make that difficult. Dave Spence, the district's director of planning and operations, said the project is a big undertaking, and comes about as a result of a construction spurt in...


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