Kenai Peninsula teachers still without a contract


Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion

As the Anchorage and Ketchikan school districts finalize employee contracts, it is unknown when teachers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will see their three-year contracts.

David Brighton, president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, said the district and teacher unions do not have any meetings scheduled to negotiate contracts.

“It’s frustrating to see Ketchikan and Anchorage both settle a contract with 2 percent raises in all three of the years, and our district can’t see to give us a three-year contract or include raises,” Brighton said.

If no new meetings are scheduled with the district and unions, arbitration will take place on Feb. 26.

The school district was not immediately available for comment.6066894_web1_MP_SchoolBoard_20180910-1200x800.jpg

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