Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemack Bay.

School district identifies almost $30M in critical projects

The 19 projects would impact 38 of the district’s 42 schools.

 

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Debbie Cary (left) moderates a virtual interview with Clayton Holland (right) on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska.

Holland to be next superintendent

The board unanimously supported Holland, who will take over from O’Brien later this year

 

Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Schools head to ‘medium’ risk

Eastern and southern peninsula schools may return to in-person learning five days a week for all grades on Jan. 25

Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

As in-person learning resumes, parents ask for more changes

Many called for allowing students in all grades to resume in-person learning five days a week or for eliminating mask requirements for student athletes while active.

Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Students play during recess on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at West Homer Elementary School in Homer, Alaska. Elementary students were able to return to onsite schooling five days a week starting Monday. (Photo courtesy Joni Wise/West Homer Elementary School)

Students head back to school as onsite learning resumes

Elementary students attend 5 days a week, middle and high schoolers have altered schedule

Students play during recess on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at West Homer Elementary School in Homer, Alaska. Elementary students were able to return to onsite schooling five days a week starting Monday. (Photo courtesy Joni Wise/West Homer Elementary School)
Protestors are seen at the intersection of Kenai Spur Hwy. and Sterling Hwy. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Parents protest remote learning

People held signs and glow sticks in Soldotna to protest remote learning

Protestors are seen at the intersection of Kenai Spur Hwy. and Sterling Hwy. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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On-site learning could resume in January

K-6 students will be allowed to return to school on Jan. 19 even if their region is at high risk.

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Sports jumped back into action Monday at the central peninsula’s schools, while an announcement about those same schools returning to on-site learning would be coming… Continue reading

Central peninsula sport programs start back up
Linda Rourke navigates the various web pages needed for her Alaska History class, where she is a longterm sub, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students head back to school

Principals talk first few days in Homer, Anchor Point schools

Linda Rourke navigates the various web pages needed for her Alaska History class, where she is a longterm sub, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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KPBSD to require face coverings; Board OKs raise for school nurses

The increase in pay is set to expire at the end of 2020-2021 school year.

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Soldotna assistant football coach Eric Pomerleau checks the temperature of sophomore Joseph Whittom before summer workouts Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Back to school? COVID cases to decide

“We are on a tightwire between a rock and a hard place.”

Soldotna assistant football coach Eric Pomerleau checks the temperature of sophomore Joseph Whittom before summer workouts Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Lockers and hallways remain empty with schools closed across Alaska to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that has prompted a global pandemic, on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

District finalizes school restart plan, sets first day of school

The school district finalized their mitigation plan and set classes to begin Aug. 24, four days later than originally scheduled, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School… Continue reading

Lockers and hallways remain empty with schools closed across Alaska to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that has prompted a global pandemic, on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Activities return to district facilities

Activities return to district facilities

The Soldotna High School football team has won 12 of the last 14 state championships in the small- and then medium-schools divisions using a punishing… Continue reading

Activities return to district facilities
Graduate Virginia Orth walks back to her car with her parents, April and David Orth, after receiving her diploma during the Connections Homeschool Class of 2020 graduation at Soldotna Elementary School in Soldotna, Alaska on May 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Making one last connection

Connections home-school students celebrate graduation together, at a distance

Graduate Virginia Orth walks back to her car with her parents, April and David Orth, after receiving her diploma during the Connections Homeschool Class of 2020 graduation at Soldotna Elementary School in Soldotna, Alaska on May 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Ninilchik grads leave school in style

Ninilchik grads leave school in style

Restrictions placed on the economy and social movements due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has changed and interrupted a lot of things, but it couldn’t… Continue reading

Ninilchik grads leave school in style
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