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New in 2019: Remote school board testimony

Testifying at Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meetings will be easier for Seward residents in 2019.

Starting with the Jan. 14, 2019 6 p.m. Board of Education meeting, the public in Seward and Homer will be able to remotely submit public testimony. 

Seward Elementary School will be open during school board meetings for public testimony via video, according to a release from the district.

Those interested in testifying are required to sign up by 3 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling or emailing Debbie Tressler at 907-714-8836 or

“If no one signs up in advance for video testimony, remote participation will be cancelled in that location,” the release states.

There are four opportunities during a meeting to address the board, during public presentations on non-agenda items, hearing of delegations, public comments on action items and public presentations on any topic.

“The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board welcomes and values public comment on agenda and non-agenda items,” the release states. 

School board meetings are held in assembly chambers at the Kenai Peninsula Borough building. Twice each year the board travels to either Seward or Homer for a meeting.