Students head back to class next Tuesday in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Let’s get ready with a little math.
At its Aug. 6 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved its fiscal year 2019 budget, which necessitated shaving about $523,000 from expenditures.
Many of the line items represent vacant positions that will not be filled, with duties shifting onto other departments or personnel. This includes $115,500 for a purchasing supervisor, $29,000 in school administration and $120,000 for a district art specialist.
Several school board members voiced heartburn over the loss of the art position.