• The committee tasked with working out differences between the House and Senate budgets took up the Department of Education and Early Development budget Tuesday but didn’t make a decision on the line item that cuts about $48 million from K-12 education. The Senate made the cut in K-12 funding after...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:47am
  • 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 - 11:45am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School parents and friends packed the Mariner Theatre last Thursday for  the school’s spring performance, “Drums Alive!” ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:14pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will not be handing out any pink slips this spring. At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, all non-tenured contracts were approved for the 2016 school year. Roughly 70 contracts were signed off on and roughly 30 non-tenured teachers were moved to tenure...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:11pm
  • 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 - 12:07pm
  • The Ninilchik School gym has been used for lots of events: ball games, holiday celebrations, talent shows, musical performances and graduations to name a few. None have ever packed the room quite like the event of Sept. 24, 2010: the school’s 100th anniversary.  Everybody from Ninilchik Schoo...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:34pm
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Feb. 27 celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. Third-quarter winners are, from left, Valerie Rios nominated by Mr. Stineff; Laure...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:20pm
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is happening at the West Homer Elementary Library.  The book fair is open to the public March 23-March 27 during the school day.  From 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 24, the public also is invited to Family and Friends Fun Night at the book fair with door prizes and refreshm...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:20pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 27: Early release day. April 6: School board meeting, Soldotna.  May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board meeting, Seward.   Homer High School...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:18pm
  • In 2008, Sata Frolov, a 1991 graduate of Nikolaevsk School, traveled from Oregon for the 40th anniversary of the predominantly Russian Old Believer village east of Anchor Point.  “Always show Nikolaevsk pride,” Frolov told those gathered at the May 2008 event. “You have an awesome school ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:18pm

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