Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Department

Students in Kachemak Selo, a small Russian Old Believer village near the head of Kachemak Bay, have been dealing with deteriorating school conditions for several years, but the community is another step closer to a new school.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance Monday that would ask voters this fall to approve spending up to $3.5 million on a new facility.

Assembly member Kelly Cooper told fellow assembly members that this has been a long time coming.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is still looking at ways to fund its $83 million budget. The assembly approved the spending plan earlier this spring, but failed to pass new revenue measures to fill a $4.1 million budget gap.  Borough Mayor Mike Navarre wants to put an 8 percent bed-tax proposal on the ballot this October to backfill the revenue shortage.  

Nanwalek School Converts Garage to Classroom

Sep 22, 2016
Photo Courtesy of Ron Keffer.

Nanwalek School is getting some relief from overcrowding after a garage/shop area was converted into a new classroom over the summer.

Principal Nancy Kleine says the new classroom for sixth through 12th-graders has made students more comfortable and enthusiastic about learning.

Shining Sendoff for Environmental Educator

Sep 9, 2016
Jenny Neyman

A generation of Kenai Peninsula students know a little more about their environment and the importance of keeping it healthy, thanks to one man. Dan Pascucci was honored earlier this summer in Soldotna.

In his 15 years as an environmental educator on the Kenai Peninsula, Dan Pascucci taught kids and adults many important things about the local ecosystem. But the one thing he will most likely be remembered for is that sea stars are not fish.

We are unable to bring you the CoffeeTable program this week. n its place will be a special from American Radioworks: Boots to Books.

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Kenai Peninsula School District

On this week's Coffeetable program Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek joined Host Quinton Chandler to talk about the new school year, goals, expectations, and challenges facing the District.