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Kenai School District important for the local economy

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

KPBSD logoIn a study conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at UAA, researchers found that the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a significant impact on the local economy. As the borough's largest employer, the district has a payroll of more than $64 million for 1,217 employees. According to an article recapping the study in the Peninsula Clarion "that $64 million generates another $33 million as it circulates to local businesses and their employees." That said, the argument is that a next phase of study should be economic significance based on what Kenai graduates contribute to society in the future. Weigh in here.

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