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Teachers and support staff make the difference in your children's lives. Let us know what they're doing for your students so that we can celebrate them!

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Representing educators and education support staff on the Kenai Peninsula

American Rescue Plan Survey Info

The ARP requires the District to seek public input on the best ways to utilize American Rescue Plan funds that KPBSD has access to.

KPEA and KPESA are forming committees to discuss this with the district, and we will be meeting with them next week.

Parents, staff, and community are all encouraged to participate in the district survey! Do it quick - the survey closes on 8/17. Check your email for the link!

We are pleased to release all of our hard work! Click below for the appropriate page for the agreements.

KPEA Tentative Agreement Signing

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KPESA Tentative Agreement Signing

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Q&A Sessions with KPEA & KPBSD

We will be traveling to regional hubs to hold Q&A Sessions with members at each of the following locations:

  • 8/11/21 - 4:30 PM - Soldotna High School Auditorium
  • 8/12/21 - 4:30 PM - Seward High School Auditorium
  • 8/13/21 - 4:30 PM - Homer High School Auditorium

Applications to join the association will be available!

Ratification Vote Details

KPEA will be holding a ratification vote for all members of the association from August 13th through August 27th. You will receive voting information and details in the email you have registered with NEA-Alaska. 

We encourage you to join now if you are not yet a member - you will not be able to vote if you do not have a current membership.

New members, including new hires (welcome to KPBSD!), will be able to vote in the election as well as long as they file their join paperwork. Once your paperwork is processed (this does take some time, so get it in as soon as possible), you'll receive voting information in your inbox if the voting window is still open.

Working on some code

To better serve our members, we will be using this summer to do some website maintenance. If you see that the website is down here and there over the next few weeks, do not fret. We know.

Thanks, and have a great summer!

The Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) teams have successfully concluded their final meeting and are pleased to announce that we have reached consensus on the subjects brought forward during the bargaining process. We will spend the summer finalizing a tentative three year agreement so that members of all bargaining units can be fully informed early next school year. We will hold a ratification vote soon thereafter. Enjoy your summer!

-KPBSD, KPEA, KPESA bargaining teams

The Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) teams continue to meet and are confident in the process. We have several meetings scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Our final meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2021. In order for membership to have the opportunity to attend informational meetings and have time to review the contracts, we will vote to ratify in the fall of 2021.

--KPBSD, KPEA, KPESA bargaining teams

Alaska's Budget Crisis: the fight for our schools, our community, and our future

Budget Crisis Meeting

Date: March 4, 2021 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presenter: Cliff Groh (www.cliffgroh.org)

Moderators:

  • David Brighton - KPEA
  • Anne McCabe - KPESA
  • Aaron Poe - Great Alaska Schools
  • Emily Alsup - KPBS Parents for a Quality Education

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96768043390
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 6804 3390

Learn about the fiscal and economic issues facing Alaska.  Join our presenter Cliff Groh for a discussion led by Kenai Peninsula educators and parents about Alaska's budget crisis and the alternatives available. The state budget affects so many aspects of our lives: our schools, our roads, our public health and safety.  The decisions we make now will determine Alaskan children’s future.

The Interest Based Bargaining teams continue to meet and feel confident in the process. The teams have participated in financial training with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services.Topics discussed thus far include a variety of leave, initial salary placement, stipend positions, and custodial staffing. Subcommittees have been assigned to each topic for further input and research. Look for updates after our next full session on February 25, 2021.

--KPBSD, KPEA, KPESA bargaining teams

 

Shout out to Myla Liljemark!

Shout out to you for keeping my girlios interested, intrigued, informed, and inspired by your class! They may not be physically in class with you, but you make your presence known through your energy and passion for showing your students the big picture. I wish every student could benefit from your incredible approach to social studies and how we are all connected through time and culture.

- Julie

Thank You to Barbara DenBoer!

Thank you for keeping gratitude journals for your students!

- Anonymous

The school district, KPEA, and KPESA bargaining teams met, and are moving forward through an Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) process. As a team, we are working toward shared understanding, mutual trust, and a collective list of topics for consideration. In the coming weeks we look forward to meeting in smaller committees to refine those discussions for our next full session on February 4, 2021. IBB is closed to the public—watch for our next joint update after February 6, 2021.

--KPBSD, KPEA, KPESA bargaining teams

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