Welcome to Homer Flex
We are a student-centered, performance-based school of choice on the southern Kenai Peninsula. We provide an alternative to the traditional high school experience through individualization of content, smaller class sizes, and a relaxed, supportive environment. As our mission statement says, we respect our students choices and hope to support them in pursuing their educational goals. If this sounds like something you would be interested in hearing more about, call us at 907 235-5558. We look forward to hearing from you.
Christopher Brown, Principal
Input Needed to Solve the State and KPBSD Fiscal Crisis
Soldotna, February 8, 2017—Do you know which educational opportunities for your children and the youth in our communities might diminish because of a multi-million dollar budget deficit in the KPBSD? Attend a budget development forum to learn about the proposed 2017-2018 KPBSD budget, the $3.45 million deficit with status quo revenue*, expenditures, revenues, and administrative recommendations to address the deficit.
Be informed so you can advocate for the 2017-2018 school district budget which will define opportunities and offerings in August, 2017. The budget recommendation will be presented to the school board on March 6, 2017. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials—mark your calendar and bring your questions:
- February 14, 5:30 p.m., Seward High School Library
- February 15, 5:30 p.m., Soldotna High School Library
- February 21, 5:30 p.m., Homer High School Library
*Why be concerned? Think in terms of this: ten KPBSD teachers equates to one million dollars. If the Alaska State legislature passes additional revenue cuts to state education funding, the KPBSD $3.45 million budget deficit will increase. This is the additional impact:
- 1% Reduction to BSA = $1.05 million
- 3% Reduction to BSA = $3.18 million
- 5% Reduction to BSA = $5.29 million
“Alaska is addressing its ongoing fiscal challenges, and it is important that everyone is involved in the conversation to ensure a long-term fiscal plan is finally implemented,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “As a part of this conversation, we will continue to prioritize services to provide the most effective and efficient education possible for all of our students. Your voice will help shape those priorities as well as clearly communicate that all students should remain the number one priority in Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.”
“Our annual budget is one of the most important things we do each year,” said Dave Jones, assistant superintendent of instructional support. “We want to give our parents, staff, students, and community members a chance to learn about our budget, participate in the process, and ask questions.”
- Offer your comments, ideas, and questions online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TKMYV3K
- What can KPBSD provide to help you—and others—understand the fiscal problem and assist with solutions?
- Which areas of the district budget, or a school site budget, could be reduced if there is a 3 to 20 percent reduction in state funding revenue to education in 2017-2018?
- What are your suggestions to legislators about funding shortfall solutions?
Homer Flex Mission Statement
Homer Flex High School respects our students’ choices to live an adult life; therefore, we require that they accept the responsibilities required to be a successful adult. It is our mission to facilitate students’ academic, vocational, and social/emotional skills toward success in their postsecondary lives. We believe that it is important and essential for each student to achieve the highest personal level of success in an environment that challenges, inspires, and supports him or her. We encourage self-motivation and self-direction, respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the world in which we live.
The Homer Flex Alternative Governance Structure replaces the formal Site Council per KPBSD School Board Administrative Regulation AR. 0420 which allows for a “substitute process for gathering information and for assisting with site decisions.” Through our collaborating social services agencies and our student committees, we gather information and have assistance with site decisions toward the continuous improvement of our standards/performance-based program.
Principal Christopher Brown
Administrative Assistant Beth Schneider
4122 Ben Walters Lane
Homer, AK 99603
Phone 235-5558/Fax 235-5633
Contact hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm