Graduation for students in San Francisco Unified School District’s class of 2021 promises to be emotional and memorable. (Shutterstock)

Seniors graduate from lower peninsula schools

New graduates include seniors from Connections Program, Kachemak Selo, Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik, Port Graham and Voznesenka schools

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration and Assembly meet for a joint work session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.

KPBSD recruiting new staff at most schools

The district is looking to hire more than 50 new staff members for schools across the borough.

 

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Homer High School.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. DeVos said the ruling is “yet another victory for students and reaffirms that students’ rights under Title IX go hand in hand with basic American principles of fairness and due process.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

School district crafting Title IX policies

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hire a new staff member and codify a process for handling allegations of sexual misconduct. The move is… Continue reading

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. DeVos said the ruling is “yet another victory for students and reaffirms that students’ rights under Title IX go hand in hand with basic American principles of fairness and due process.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Homer High School.

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Armond Allain poses on April 23, 2021, with his February Homer Flex School Phoenix Award at Flex School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider / Homer Flex School)

Allain is January Flex Phoenix Award winner

Homer Flex School recently released its recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award for January — David Young. Each month, the school staff pick a student… Continue reading

Armond Allain poses on April 23, 2021, with his February Homer Flex School Phoenix Award at Flex School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider / Homer Flex School)
The latest Mariners on the Move, from left to right, are Owen Storm (nominated by Walter Love), Blaise Banks (nominated by Chris Perk), Courtney Rider (nominated by Kyle Schneider), · Lliam Boss (nominated by Sean Campbell), Ella Davis (nominated by Linda Rourke), and Spencer Hinnegan (nominated by Winter Marshall-Allen). Not picture are Kaylin Anderson (nominated by Mike Steen) and Alaiyah Brost (nominated by Connie Akers). (Photo courtesy of Homer High School)

Mariners on the Move

For the first time in a year, Mariners on the Move celebrated in live event — with mitigation.

The latest Mariners on the Move, from left to right, are Owen Storm (nominated by Walter Love), Blaise Banks (nominated by Chris Perk), Courtney Rider (nominated by Kyle Schneider), · Lliam Boss (nominated by Sean Campbell), Ella Davis (nominated by Linda Rourke), and Spencer Hinnegan (nominated by Winter Marshall-Allen). Not picture are Kaylin Anderson (nominated by Mike Steen) and Alaiyah Brost (nominated by Connie Akers). (Photo courtesy of Homer High School)
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Homer High School.

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School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

School board kills efforts to phase out insurance benefits for board members

Members of the board receive a monthly stipend in addition to being eligible for district insurance.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer Flex High School Phoenix Award winner David Young holds his certificate on March 25, 2021, at Flex High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Flex High School)

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: David Young

Homer Flex School recently released its recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award for January — David Young. Each month, the school staff pick a student… Continue reading

Homer Flex High School Phoenix Award winner David Young holds his certificate on March 25, 2021, at Flex High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Flex High School)
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Homer High School.

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Homer High School.
Students Sabriel Davidson and Kenadi Smith play on the swings on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. Elementary students were able to return to onsite schooling five days a week starting Monday. (Photo courtesy Todd Hindman/Fireweed Academy)

District to relax mask requirement during outdoor activities

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is planning to relax masking requirements for staff and students when they are participating in outdoor activities, including recess.… Continue reading

Students Sabriel Davidson and Kenadi Smith play on the swings on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. Elementary students were able to return to onsite schooling five days a week starting Monday. (Photo courtesy Todd Hindman/Fireweed Academy)
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Homer High School.

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Homer High School.
Zoe Adkins (left) and Emmet Wilkinson (right) prepare pretzels in a high school food and nutrition class at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Katelyn Engebretsen/Homer High Yearbook)

Borland faces challenge of starting program in pandemic

Students at Homer High School recently got the chance to sign up for a different kind of education that the school has been lacking for… Continue reading

Zoe Adkins (left) and Emmet Wilkinson (right) prepare pretzels in a high school food and nutrition class at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Katelyn Engebretsen/Homer High Yearbook)
Eric Pederson, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, stands with his family outside the school in this undated photo in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Eric Pederson)
Eric Pederson, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, stands with his family outside the school in this undated photo in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Eric Pederson)
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Homer High School.

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School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
Homer Flex School junior Torrie Kalmakoff stands with her Phoenix Award in this undated photo in front of the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Beth Schneider/Homer Flex School)

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: Torrie Kalmakoff

Homer Flex School recently released its recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award for December — Torrie Kalmakoff. Each month, the school staff pick a student… Continue reading

Homer Flex School junior Torrie Kalmakoff stands with her Phoenix Award in this undated photo in front of the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Beth Schneider/Homer Flex School)
Incoming Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Clayton Holland speaks during a virtual budget forum Monday, March 22, 2021. (Screenshot by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Federal funds will help float school district through FY23

District leadership will ask for $48 million from the borough level

Incoming Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Clayton Holland speaks during a virtual budget forum Monday, March 22, 2021. (Screenshot by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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