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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2002

School board meets this week

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 Monday night in the assembly chambers at the Borough Building, 148 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna. School board meetings are open to the public. Agenda information is available at the door and online at

Nutrition Services to offer substitute training

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Student Nutrition Services department will sponsor a training for individuals interested in working as substitutes for the school lunch program. Training will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept 11 in the borough assembly conference room, on the first floor in the Borough Building at 148 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna.

Topics covered will include how to become a KPBSD substitute employee, the district's employee safety program, school fire safety, chemical handling, food handling and sanitation.

Employment applications will be available at the training or can be picked up prior to the training at the school district offices, also in the Borough Building.

For more information, call Michael Lengenfelder at 262-9367.

Learning Center grant applications available

The Department of Education and Early Development is accepting applications for Alaska Community Learning Center grants. The deadline for applications is Oct. 21.

The program is designed to expand learning and enrichment opportunities for children and adults outside regular school hours. The funding comes from the federal government and helps support the Ne Child Left Behind Act. Priority will be given to applicants who propose serving high-poverty schools.

EED will award three to five grants of between $300,000 and $500,000 to organizations, school districts or other public or private agencies. Applications are available at forms/forms1.html#aclc, or by calling (907) 465-8719.

District committee needs members

The district's instruction department is recruiting members for the Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Committee. This committee reviews complaints against instructional materials used in district classrooms and makes recommendations regarding these complaints to the school board. The committee meets on an as-needed basis, and one meeting per issue usually is sufficient to formulate a recommendation to the school board.

The committee has openings for two teachers, one librarian, one student and four community members. Teacher representatives to all district committees must apply for positions through the principal. Letters of interest from parents and representatives of community school groups may be submitted through the principal or sent directly to the instruction office.

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