Tag Archives: Kodiak Island Borough School District

KIBSD administrators work to preserve normalcy during distance learning

Kodiak Island Borough School District is into its third week of full-time distance learning classes after the state closed K-12 schools through the end of the school year. Kerry Irons, principal at North Star Elementary says that one of the toughest parts of educating children remotely is making sure they still feel connected to a social emotional support network. “That’s …

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The Lowdown — Tuesday, April 14, 2020

On today’s edition of The Lowdown, we get an update on how KIBSD is handling distance education for the entire district. Classes are currently on week three of remote learning, after the state moved to close all K-12 schools through the end of the school year. We talk to Kodiak High School principal Dr. Mel LeVan, secondary instructional specialist Katrina …

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KIBSD extends spring break one week

Kodiak Island Borough School District announced Friday it would be extending students’ spring break by one week. Vacation starts Monday, and will now continue through Superintendent Larry LeDoux says it’s to allow time for teachers to plan for the possibility of distance learning, in the event schools need to be shut down to stem the spread of the coronavirus. “During …

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KIBSD prepares staff to teach kids remotely in case of school shutdowns

Kodiak Island Borough School district is releasing students early from school on Wednesday and Thursday to train staff to continue teaching remotely, in the event schools need to be shut down as a precaution against the coronavirus. Superintendent Larry LeDoux said distance learning will involve iPads for every child in the district, delivering breakfast and lunch to children at home …

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School Board to consider teacher contracts tonight, meeting begins at 6:30 on KMXT

The Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education meets tonight to consider approval of the school’s 2020-2021 certificated tenured teacher contracts. The board reviewed the long list of tenured teachers at a recent work session and it is expected that they will approve all at one time during tonight’s meeting. The total cost for all the contracts is $8.1 million.   …

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Superintendent gives School Board update on reconfiguring grade schools, ‘Taking step back’

Kodiak Middle School, logo

Local grade schools will soon be getting electronic cameras to record who comes and goes out of the schools as well as improve safety throughout the buildings. The school district administrators requested the new equipment after it was discovered that the district would have more money than expected available to spend. Those unanticipated revenues will be used to do a …

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Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts would be “catastrophic” for KIBSD, says district superintendent


Kodiak Island Borough School District is facing uncertainty until the legislature passes the final budget. Governor Dunleavy’s proposed budget would cut more than $5 million from the KIBSD budget. The Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kodiak Island Borough School District is facing deep uncertainties in the process of budgeting for the upcoming fiscal year. The governor’s proposed …

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passes budget without raising property taxes

Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed its budget for the upcoming year at a special meeting last night. This budget didn’t include any increase in the borough’s mill rate, but it did raise the funding allocated for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Earlier this year, the district estimated …

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