Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

333 Schoenbar Road | (907) 225-2118

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To provide high quality instruction to every student within a positive environment reflective of our community needs.

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  • School Board Vacancy and Application process 

    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is accepting applications for a vacant seat on the School Board.  The process is outlined below:

    • Complete the “Application for School Board Vacancy” (attached) and return it to the Superintendent’s Office by 4:00m. on Tuesday, August 1st. Return the application by any of the following means: 
    • E-mail to
    • Submit in person. (The Superintendent’s Office is located in the back, northeast portion of Ketchikan High School. Enter through the doors of back parking lot off of Jefferson. Please call first to ensure someone is in the office to receive your application – 247-2109.).
    • Fax to 247-3820.
    • Applicants will be interviewed by the School Board at its regular meeting on August 9, 2017. A selection will be made at that same meeting. (School Board meetings are held in the Borough Assembly Chambers at the White Cliff building.)
    • The selected individual will serve until the municipal election in October 2017.

    If you have any questions about serving on the School Board or about this process, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 247-2109.


    Eligibility for this position: A person with the following qualifications is eligible to be a member of the School Board:

    • is a citizen of the United States;
    • is 18 years of age or older;
    • is a registered voter in the State of Alaska;
    • has been a resident of the school district for 30 days immediately preceding the election (or appointment); and
    • is not disqualified from voting due to:
    • conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude, assuming voting rights have not been restored; or a court finding of incompetency, unless the disability no longer exists.


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    HTE Parking Lot Under Construction

    Houghtaling Elementary School parking lot will be under construction this summer to create a new traffic route.

    The playground in the back is available for community use. Be cautious of designated work areas for the safety of all. 

    Houghtaling parents/guardians, watch the progress over the summer and be ready for the new student drop off and pick up procedures.

    District employees will be on site the first two weeks of school to implement the new traffic route. The first student day is August 30th. Have a safe and super summer!


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  • Schoenbar's Pathfinder Totem Pole

    Raised June 1st, 2017

    Watch the Meaning of the Pathfinder Totem Pole


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Student Registration

  • Arrow Enrolling your child in school is easy and exciting. Please click here to see our enrollment checklist to help registrar your student in school.  All school enrollment packets are provided at the school level. 


    If you have student that you want to enroll in the Ketchikan High School, please click here.

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  • The Ketchikan School District Offers School Choice

    Visit our School Choice webpage to learn more about the learning opportunities in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.

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For Staff

  • Staff back to school


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    Speak to a Doctor Anytime with Teladoc

    Teladoc is a national network of U.S. board-certified physicians and pediatricians that lets you resolve your routine medical issues, on-demand 24/7, via phone or online video consultations from wherever you happen to be. This is a FREE service for those with insurance through KGBSD.


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  • BridgeHealth


    Your KGBSD insurance includes the BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit


    The BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit, gives you access to:

    • Centers of Excellence for major planned surgeries and procedures.

    • Coverage for travel costs for you and a companion.

    • Provisions to eliminate your out-of-pocket costs.

    • A dedicated Care Coordinator who provides service and support.


    Having surgery?  How can you take advatage of BridgeHealth? 

    Simply call 1-800-680-1366 to speak with a Care Coordinator and explore what this benefit can do for you.

    To view BridgeHeatlh flyer, click here.



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  • Contact Info Moved? Got a new phone number? Please take the time to update your contact information by clicking here.

    Note: If you are updating your mailing address or name change you will need to request a change of address form from Janice Bersvendsen at 907-247-2122 or email her at This is due to payroll policy.

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