Kelly Sullivan

  • While current educators and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District kept their jobs this year, it is unlikely to happen next year. To renew its employment contracts the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education approved cuts to existing programs and services, about $1.8 million...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:52am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District dropout rates have steadily declined for the past five years. At the end of the 2013-14 school year, 2.8 percent of students in grades 7-12 dropped out district wide, according to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The average between th...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:34am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the teachers and support staff unions have reached an impasse in collective bargaining negotiations. The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association have been jointly conducting contract discussions with ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:53am
  • Livestock for sale and slaughter is a growing market on the Kenai Peninsula. The interest in organically grown, healthy meat is a national trend that locals are picking up on, said Heidi Chay, district manager for the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District. “They are healthier products, you kn...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:48am
  • A small group of dedicated Alaskan growers are cultivating a production industry for Rhodiola rosea, also known as king’s crown. Alaska Rhodiola Products, an 11-member cooperative statewide network of small-scale operations that currently totals roughly five acres, is working to become a supplier ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:46am
  • A textbook that has been criticized as having a biased view of history has been approved for continued use after Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members voted to retain it. Some board members said they had issues with the book, but ultimately found that it would be cost-prohibitive to find replac...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:45pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has adopted a permanent policy aimed at making the legislative process more transparent. Ordinances and resolutions up for adoption will require a fiscal note describing the financial impact the legislation will have on the borough.  It will be the responsibility of ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:14am
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct errors. The non-prepared food item tax measure approved by the assembly this week included an amendment to put the question to voters on the October municipal ballot.  ...

    Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:29pm
  • The Board of Education on Monday passed the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s $165.6 million fiscal year 2016 operating budget. The board discussed the final revisions proposed by Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones during a worksession Monday. The process began in October 2014. Included i...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:07pm
  • Due to the increase in the energy rate and the Cost of Power Adjustment, Homer Electric Association monthly residential service bills will reflect an average increase of nearly $13 starting May 1 — including the first rise in energy rates since 2013. The estimate is based on the average HEA member...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:25pm

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