Group of Juneau School District employees agreed to new contract

    Another group of Juneau School District employees have agreed to a new contract.

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 4:28pm by Colt Dylan

    Another group of Juneau School District employees have agreed to a new contract.

    That was disclosed on Action Line Thursday by Superintendent Mark Miller.

    Miller said teachers represented by the Juneau Education Association ratified the new contract Wednesday evening, "Both of our bargaining units classify JSAA and teachers JEA have ratified three year collective bargaining agreements so that for the next two years we won't have to be at the table bargaining. All of that was done without going to impasse or having to have a mediator come in and so we're pretty happy about the way that interest based bargaining went with JEA and bargaining overall with JSAA."

    Support staff approved their contract earlier this month.

    Miller was asked to spell out the terms of the teacher contract, "Basically health care stays flat and they get a 0.5% this year, a 1% next year, and a 0.5% in the third year. Which doesn't quite keep up with the cost of living but most teachers as part of their contract get what's called a step. So they make a little more every year based on their years of experience. Overall the teachers should be at least staying even with what it costs to live."

    Miller hopes to wrap up a new contract with administrators by next week.

    The contracts will be up for ratification by the school board during its June 14th meeting.

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