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District highlights noted from second quarter of school year

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Changes and firsts

Application of intent received for a Central Peninsula Montessori Charter School

New freezer built for warehouse food storage

Seward, Kalifornsky Beach, Sky-view: Natural Resources greenhouse project

Delivery of new computers to across-the-water schools

Changed service providers for health insurance on Jan. 1

Nikolaevsk gym completed ahead of schedule

Copier machines replaced

Skyview Critical Incident (fire) handled well

College students home for Christ-mas break assisted the district's technology team in delivering 159 computers

At least three schools dropped from Title funding due to changes in poverty level as evidenced by number of "need" forms returned by parents

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assem-bly is considering a capital maintenance supplemental appropriation of $1.4 million for school projects

Awards

$20,000 received from Phillips for fifth grades to fly Challenger Missions over next two years

For the second year, a Ninilchik student has won the Alaska Federation of Natives poster contest

Presented Caring for the Kenai as a model partnership program at a national symposium

$2,000 donation received from Agrium for Challenger Missions

Port Graham School awarded 2002 Alaska State School Collaboration Award for support of the community Head Start program

Meetings, committees and trainings of note

Third training held for small school secretaries

Passkey (remediation supplemental program) training held for 15 teachers

Bangor Reading Assessment training

Working with Salamatof Native Association and Kenaitze Natives Association for meetings needs in schools

Health curriculum committee -- at board review stage

Social Studies curriculum -- at board review stage

Administrator meeting focused on developing supervision skills

Intervention training held for first time in several years -- part of revisiting important basic functions of school district

Members of fiscal year 2003 Budget Review Committee (27 people) began meeting

Committee formed to review decision on student management system

District participation in economic development forums

District participation in State Education Advocates meeting

High School Graduation Qualifying Exam review committee

District team at state meeting for technology -- E-Rate, grants and funding

Usual but important events

Major maintenance projects and capital improvement list completed

Latest survey on e-mail use shows 12,500 hits per day districtwide

New student art work displayed throughout central office building

Districtwide annual water sample tests

State wrestling tournament at Kenai Central High School drew hundreds to central peninsula

About 350 programs upgraded in the student information database system as year "turned over"

Began collective bargaining process with teachers' and support staff unions

Spring Creek Youth Offender Program graduated eight more students

E-Rate application for year five submitted; revenue from this federal technology program is close to $2 million for these five years.



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