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Education Funding in Alaska

Let's talk about education funding in Alaska. More importantly, let's talk about our schools the way they actually are rather than the way our detractors paint them to be. Sources are on the youtube page in the description.

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Alaskan Nets

At ASTE this year, educators were able to watch Alaskan Nets, a film about the importance of basketball and fishing to an Alaskan village and its youth. It's available for schools and teachers to show, and can even be used as a fundraiser to raise funds for athletic programs. Take a look!

KPBSD Educators at ASTE
Educators at ASTE!!!

KPEA and KPBSD were well represented at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education's annual meeting this year. In fact, one of our members, Billeen Carlson, won Teacher of the Year for 2022!

Congratulations, Billeen!




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Retirement Webinar with the State of Alaska

There are several meetings coming up that the State of Alaska has put together for education employees. See the attached flyer and make sure to get there if you have questions about the defined contribution plans (that means Tier III TRS & Tier IV PERS).

Download the Flier >>>

SOAR (Saving Our Alaska Retirement) HB 220
House Bill 220 - Retirement for Tier III Educators

On Monday 11/8/21, the House Labor and Commerce Committee held an introductory hearing and invited testimony on House Bill 220. HB 220, sponsored by Representative Grier Hopkins of Fairbanks, holds the best promise to restore a reasonable retirement for educators hired after 2006. You can watch the hearing here.

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American Rescue Plan Survey

The ARP requires the District to seek public input on the best ways to utilize American Rescue Plan funds that KPBSD has access to.

KPEA and KPESA are forming committees to discuss this with the district, and we will be meeting with them next week.

Parents, staff, and community are all encouraged to participate in the district survey! Do it quick - the survey closes on 8/17. Check your email for the link!

Website Update & Maintenance

To better serve our members, we will be using this summer to do some website maintenance. If you see that the website is down here and there over the next few weeks, do not fret. We know.

Thanks, and have a great summer!

State Funding Town Hall

Date: March 4, 2021 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presenter: Cliff Groh (


KPEA Letter to KPBSD Board of Education & Superintendent

This is the letter that was sent by the Executive Board of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association.