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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Public schools closed Monday

There will be no classes at public schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Monday due to a teacher in-service. Classes will resume Tuesday.

School board to meet Monday in Homer

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Board of Education meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Homer. All school board meetings are open to the public.

Agendas are available at the meeting or at the district's Web site at

Sessions to focus on special education rights

Frontier Community Services will host a training on special education rights for children with disabilities, presented by Teresa Holt of the Disability Law Center of Alaska. The training will include a general overview of special education rights for children who have disabilities and will serve as an introduction to the IDEA program, including eligibility requirements, evaluations, discipline issues and due process rights. The presentation is designed for parents and others who advocated for children.

The session will be offered at from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23 at Frontier Community Services in Soldotna and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 in Homer.

Sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, call Vickie or Margaret at 262-6331.

PDK distributes classroom funds

Phi Delta Kappa would like to congratulate Ann Mclain from Kenai Middle School. Mclain was the recipient of the $200 classroom fund drawing. She will use these funds to help with classroom projects such as a field trip to the Alaska Challenger Learning Center.

PDK also invites the public to a presentation by Sears Elementary School Principal Michael Wykis regarding action based research. There will be a social time at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Kenai Peninsula College.

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