KPBSD school board member named AASB President

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Pegge Erkeneff

Soldotna, November 19, 2013—Sunni Hilts, KPBSD school board member representing district 9, took leadership in her new position as President of the 15-member Board of Directors for the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) during the 60thannual conference and youth leadership institute in Anchorage, Alaska, November 7-10, 2013.                                

“I am honored to be president of an organization made up of men and women who believe children are our top priority,” said Hilts. “School board members are so important to our children and to our state.  I believe that we will make a difference as we use our voice together—a difference for children.”

“All of KPBSD is proud of Sunni taking the helm of the AASB board,” said Dr. Steve Atwater, Superintendent. “I know that she is well regarded by her peers from across the state and will do an excellent job.”

“This recognition is another indicator of how highly esteemed our school district is throughout the state of Alaska,” said KPBSD Board President Joe Arness.


The Association of Alaska School Boards is headed by President Sunni Hilts of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board for 2014. Hilts is pictured here with the 15-member AASB Board of Directors. In front (from left) are Charlene Arneson of the Chugach School District; Sue Hull of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District; Tiffany Jackson of the Aleutians East School District; President Hilts; Andi Story of the Juneau School District; Deborah Edwardson of the North Slope Borough School District; and Cass Pook of the Sitka Borough School District. In the back row (from left) are Sarah Welton of the Mat-Su Borough School District; Peter Hoepfner of the Cordova School District; Kathleen Plunkett of the Anchorage School District; Rich Mauer of the Delta-Greely School District; Lon Garrison of the Sitka Borough School District; Mike Swain of the Bristol Bay Borough School District; Ignatius Chayalkun of the Kashunamiut School District; and Angela Washington of the Northwest Arctic Borough School District.


Association of Alaska School Boards, http://aasb.org
AASB Board of Directors, http://aasb.org/content/board-directors
KPBSD Board of Education, http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/board.aspx

SBE Still Looking for a Principal

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

This past Tuesday, we had interviews in Seldovia for our principal position.  With over 50 applicants,  we were looking forward to meeting the four finalists, and weighing in.   The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been following this hiring process for over five years, but since Sherry Hingley has been our principal since 2007, we have never had this opportunity to participate in the interview process in Seldovia.

I believe this is a great method, as not only did we have the chance to relay our  desires for the type of administrator and the concerns we have for our school and community, but we had the chance to participate in the actual interview process!  Many Seldovians submitted questions for the interview, as 8 of the 20 questions are normally taken directly from the community.  This is so important, as every location has concerns and issues that are specific to that school and community.  Dr. Atwater confirmed that this process is only used when hiring for administrative positions.

Unfortunately, after all the effort, from the initial meeting in Seldovia, the review of over 50 applicants, to the interview itself – we are back at square one!  After the Continue Reading

SBE School Calendar March-May

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Sandy Geagel

Please review this revised calendar for the end of the school year, as the students at SBE will be making up for the “snow day” that they received off last Monday, by going to school on April 19th, which is a normally scheduled vacation day for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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KPBSD assistant superintendent Dave Jones named 2012 Alaska School Business Official of the Year

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

121206 Dave Jones KPBSDSoldotna, December 7, 2012—The Alaska Association of School Business Officials (ALASBO) announced that Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent of instructional support, is named 2012 School Business Official of the Year.

The ALASBO Business Official of the Year is a peer recognition program for outstanding service, innovative plan design and implementation, and other exemplary business practices within school business management. Melody Douglas, Past President of ASBO International said, “Dave Jones’ long-time and exemplary service to public education and the school business profession Continue Reading

The Future of Susan B. English School

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Sherry Hingley