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A screenshot of the flyer from the State of Alaska
Retirement Webinar with the State of Alaska

There are several meetings coming up that the State of Alaska has put together for education employees. See the attached flyer and make sure to get there if you have questions about the defined contribution plans (that means Tier III TRS & Tier IV PERS).

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SOAR (Saving Our Alaska Retirement) HB 220
House Bill 220 - Retirement for Tier III Educators

On Monday 11/8/21, the House Labor and Commerce Committee held an introductory hearing and invited testimony on House Bill 220. HB 220, sponsored by Representative Grier Hopkins of Fairbanks, holds the best promise to restore a reasonable retirement for educators hired after 2006. You can watch the hearing here.

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American Rescue Plan Survey

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!

Tentative Agreement Announcement!

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

KPESA Past President Anne McCabe & KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland
KPESA Tentative Agreement Announcement

KPESA is pleased to announce that the IBB teams reached a tentative agreement with KPBSD for all certified staff. Below are our announcement video that goes over the changes, an explanatory video from KPBSD explaining the healthcare component in some more detail, and a fact sheet with all of the major changes. Finally, a copy of the final agreement that we will be putting to a vote, and the schedule to ratification.

Announcement Video

You can view our annoucement video on Facebook!

KPEA Tentative Agreement Announcement

KPEA is pleased to announce that the IBB teams reached a tentative agreement with KPBSD for all certified staff. Below are our announcement video that goes over the changes, an explanatory video from KPBSD explaining the healthcare component in some more detail, and a fact sheet with all of the major changes. Finally, a copy of the final agreement that we will be putting to a vote, and the schedule to ratification.

Announcement Video

You can view our annoucement video on Facebook!

Website Update & Maintenance

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!

Joint Bargaining Update, 5/21/21

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.

Joint Bargaining Update, 5/5/2021

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.

State Funding Town Hall

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

Presenter: Cliff Groh (www.cliffgroh.org)

Moderators: