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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be holding a series of forums to discuss the upcoming budget process for the 2020-2021 school year. The district says site-councils, together with everyone who is interested — parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials — are invited to participate.

A forum will be held at Seward High School on Feb. 25 beginning at 6 p.m.

Liz Hayes, director of finance for the school district said in a press release from the district, “At the community budget forums, we will review the 2020-2021 (FY21) preliminary budget. Staff, parents, students and community members will have an opportunity to learn about our budget, provide input, and ask questions.”

Planning for the 2020-2021school year, KPBSD projects a budget deficit of $2,255,900. The FY21 projected expenditure budget is $144,776,830. On March 2 the recommended budget for the 2020-2021 school year will be on the KPBSD Board of Education agenda.


Michael Paschall is publisher of the Seward Journal and president of TriDelta, Incorporated Publishing, owners of the Seward Journal.