Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

School District Seeks Feedback On Budget

Oct 12, 2016
Image courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

The Kenai Peninsula School District will meet with the public on Oct. 13 to discuss their budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The meetings will be held in schools across the Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula School Schedules To Change

Sep 16, 2016
Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Start and end times will change for ten southern Kenai Peninsula schools next year. That’s according to an announcement released on September 14 by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

The changes came after the school board approved a cost-saving plan to move from the current “single tier” bus system to a “two-tier” system. Under the new plan, buses will stagger pick-up times for schools.

Courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

When the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meets in July, it’s usually to finalize its budget for the new fiscal year. This year, however, it will be recalculating yet again, to absorb the $1.1 million in funding cuts announced by Gov. Bill Walker at the end of June.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials are breathing a sigh of relief over the reinstatement of public education funding in the state budget. However, they will have to hold their breath throughout the year to see if an increase in local funding will come.

Photo Courtesy of Catriona Reynolds

An African exchange student, who recently finished off the school year at Homer High School, is about ready to face a challenge that he never imaged. During a routine physical exam this year, Nouredine Mama, from Doula, Cameroon, found out that he has a significant ventricular septal defect, which causes a heart murmur, essentially, a hole in his heart. On June 1st, the 16-year-old is scheduled to undergo open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital in Seattle to repair the hole. KBBI News Director, Daysha Eaton talks with his host mom, Ruth Mitchell, of Anchor Point, who is raising funds for the trip.

School district considers change to bus schedules

May 23, 2016
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

With decreased funding on the horizon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is considering making changes to bus routes on the southern peninsula to save money.

  While the crux of the debate is school buses, the issue as a whole is all about funding.

Ninilchik Store Works Toward Liquor Sales

Jan 14, 2016
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

Ninilchik General Store wants to add on a package liquor store and their attorney has proposed a change in Kenai Peninsula Borough code to make it happen. Current code says liquor stores cannot be with in 500 feet of schools and churches.

Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

The community of Vosnesenka wants the Kenai Peninsula School District to pay to lease an additional building for their overcrowded school, but the district says they have a very tight budget this year and they're not sure if they can do it.