2020 Reopening

Current Risk Level Status

Visit the district's risk level map to determine your school's status, or you can view KPBSD's COVID19 Dashboard.

Leadership Academy 

You can find notes from this year's opening leadership academy here, and a brief summary of concerns here.

What You Can Do

If you are an association member, find the link to our reopening survey in your email. We sent it out on August 6th.

As members and as the community, it is critical that we reach out to make sure that officials make decisions that allow us to educate effectively and safely. Below are some things you can do to help this along.

  1. Write a letter to the state Education Commissioner. Ask DEED to hold KPBSD harmless for changing enrollment numbers. The KPBSD Board of Education already sent a resolution to DEED to this effect, but we need to support it. Fluctuating enrollment has the potential to dramatically impact community school budgets as students leave to alternative online options in the face of coronavirus, and in the face of uncertainty.
  2. Contact the KPBSD Board of Education and express your concerns about opening. You can email the entire board at boardofeducation@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. See our summary of opening concerns and notes here at kpea-kpesa.org for talking points.
  3. Contact the administrator of your community school. If you have questions about what schooling will look like this year, contact your local principal. Many decisions about the day to day workings of school have been left to administrators to figure out. That's where you will find most of the answers you need.
  4. Support each other. We are coming from a wide variety of backgrounds (in terms of experience, family, politics, and medical history). Remember to respect each other's concerns and voices as we try to educate safely on the Kenai.