2006: New options, more money

Message from the District

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006


  Donna Peterson

Donna Peterson

Fall, 2006 — it’s hard to believe! We enter this school year unlike any other in recent years as the legislature and borough have provided additional educational dollars to address the erosion of programs we have experienced.

Due to this influx of funding, much of which is only for one year, several new initiatives are on tap for 2006-07, including piloting of a high school program where course work is based on performance versus traditional seat time, expansion of our tech prep (vocational) agreements and course offerings, and the addition of a behavioral program to better meet the needs of our primary students.

There are some things that you, as a parent, probably should know about — hot lunch prices are increasing 10 cents at the elementary schools to $2.50 per lunch and 25 cents at secondary schools to $3.00 per lunch.

This also is the year that the district will look at developing a long range plan for the years 2007-2012.

Planning meetings and opportunities for input will be available as we shape the future of public education on the Kenai Peninsula. Additional conversations will be held with the Kenai community regarding use of space and choices for students between the four neighborhood, one alternative, and two charter schools in that community.

Our pupil teacher ratios are wonderful, our staff is highly qualified, our facilities are excellent and our partnerships are growing.

We appreciate all that parents as well as community members do to make the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District the world-class, award winning district that it is.

Please feel free to contact us as this year gets off to an incredible start.

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