KPBSD superintendent considered for Anchorage
The Anchorage School Board has named Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) Superintendent Steve Atwater as one of the two finalists in its search for the next Anchorage schools superintendent.
Mr. Joe Arness, KPBSD School Board president said, “The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is proud to hear that Dr. Atwater has been named a finalist in the application process for the Anchorage superintendent job. Dr. Atwater has done a fine job on behalf of the Kenai Peninsula, and while we would be very sorry to see him go, we certainly wish him well. Operations of the school district will continue without interruption until such time as a final decision is made in Anchorage, and then the KPBSD School Board will respond to whatever that decision may be. At this point, Dr. Atwater remains under contract to the Kenai Peninsula and will remain welcome to continue that relationship should he not be offered and accept the Anchorage Superintendent position.”
In a Dec. 15 press release Anchorage School District announced, “The Anchorage school board reviewed more than 150 applications, containing more than 1,600 pages of candidate information. The two finalists, Atwater and Browder, will each participate in a 3-day on-site visit in early January to continue the interview process, learn more about the district, speak with staff and students, and meet members of the community.”