Kenai Peninsula Board of Education

Contracts with teachers and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District were approved at Monday night's board of education meeting, though with one dissenting vote on each agreement.
    The vote got just a bit tense when five votes were needed to pass the teachers' contract, and two of the seven board members had to abstain from voting, as their partners were teachers.
    The teachers' contract passed 5 to 1 and the support staff contract 7 to 1. Both dissenting votes were made by board member Greg Madden of Soldotna.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education met in special session last night with one main issue to deal with, whether to offer contracts to 63 non-tenured teachers.