Teachers, school staff intend collective bargaining agreement
KPEA President LaDawn Druce and KPESA President Margie Warner Announce the Associations’ Intent to Bargain.
The Kenai Peninsula Education Association, representing over 700 certified teachers, and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association, representing approximately 525 classified personnel, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have given notice to the school district of their intent to bargain a successor collective bargaining agreement.
The current agreements between KPEA/KPESA and the KPBSD are set to expire June 30.
The bargaining team members for the teacher’s association include Elaine Chalup Blanchard an elementary teacher from Voznesenka School, Matt Fischer a middle school teacher from Soldotna Middle School, and Joe Rizzo a high school teacher at Nikiski Mid/High. The support association is represented by Patty Sirois Administrative Secretary for Student Nutrition Services, Carl Locke custodian at Seward Elementary and Terri Tidwell custodian at Skyview High School.
“The associations have agreed to a more traditional style of bargaining for this contract,” said KPEA President Druce,“ as opposed to the interest-based approach the groups have used for the past two contracts.”