ASD and Teacher’s Union Reach Tentative Agreement

 

November 15, 2017

 

The following is a joint news release from The Anchorage School District and Anchorage Education Association

 

ASD and Teacher’s Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Proposed one-year contract to be voted on in December

 

The Anchorage School District and Anchorage Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on a one-year contract that extends through June 30, 2018. The current contract, which covers more than 3,300 employees, expired on June 30.

“The ASD is appreciative of our teachers and other AEA members. We value the work they do and their recognition of the District’s overall fiscal situation,” said Todd Hess, chief of human resources. Tom Klaameyer, AEA President, said, “AEA members are committed to working with the District to provide an excellent education for all of our students. This agreement will allow us to focus on that core mission together in the short term, while addressing the long-term need for full public education funding at the state level.” He continued, “A sustainable budget which prioritizes public education is vital for the reduction of class sizes and the recruitment and retention of caring, effective educators who truly inspire our students and help ensure their success.”

The tentative agreement includes the following highlights:

  • One-year contract agreement expiring June 30, 2018
  • Salary increases
    • No increase in the form of a COLA raise
    • Step and column movements as applicable
  • District health insurance contributions
    • $65 additional monthly health care benefits, raising the amount from the current $1,580 monthly amount to $1,645 monthly
  • Leave and work hours
    • Additional personal leave days
  • Other benefits
    • $800,000 added to the District Health Reserve Account for the benefit of AEA members

AEA members will vote on the tentative agreement between November 27-29. If ratified by the Union, the Anchorage School Board will consider the tentative agreement as a first reading, non-action item on the December 4 Agenda, and as an action item on the December 18 Agenda.

The proposed contract terms are in line with other negotiated contracts for ASD employees.

Questions, comments, and interview opportunities will be available during a Wednesday afternoon Press Conference, November 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the ASD Education Center, 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.

 

Contact:

Catherine Esary

Director, ASD Communications & Community Outreach

Esary_Catherine@asdk12.org 

907-742-4158                                     

 

Tom Klaameyer, President      

Anchorage Education Association         

tom.klaameyer@anchorageea.net                                    

907-274-0536                                              


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