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Joint Bargaining Update, 2/11/2021

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

Thank You 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

Joint Bargaining Update, 1/25/21

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.

Thank You to Clayton Ellsworth!

Thank you for the amazing job you're doing educating the sixth graders in these tough times! I appreciate you!

- Anonymous

Thank You to Krista Etzwiler!

I know that Krista works very hard to educate her students under very difficult circumstances these days. She also goes above and beyond for West Homer Elementary. She loves her students and is a highly dedicated teacher and educator.

- Bill

Krista won the 2019 Golden Apple Award.

Thank You to Susan Pfeiffenberger!

"Thank you so much for your diligence and patience while teaching in such crazy, tumultuous, stressful times! My kiddo is so lucky to have you as a teacher and we are all so grateful for your efforts. :-)

- Johanna"

Submit your educator or support staff shoutout to us at kpea-kpesa.org/thanks!

Bargaining Begins Soon: Members, Voice Your Priorities

Despite everything else that's going on, bargaining is coming up again this year. Your team has a couple of online Zoom events where we would like to hear from members what their priorities and concerns are this year. Check your email for links.

KPEA Letter to KPBSD Board of Education & Superintendent

This is the letter that was sent by the Executive Board of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association.