Juneau teachers finally have a contract with the school district.
Both the Board of Education and members of Juneau Education Association have ratified an agreement that gives teachers a two-year contract for this school year and the next.
The agreement shifts funds from a health trust to salaries, giving $1,447 to each teacher. Salaries also will increase 1.5 percent, retroactive to Jan. 10th. Teachers will get an additional 1 percent next year.
Under the agreement, the school district will increase its contribution to health insurance in both years. It also calls for an increase in the amount each teacher gets for professional development. While teachers will have fewer personal leave days, more of those days will be paid leave.
JEA has about 360 members, but the agreement will be extended to all school district employees, more than 650. Superintendent Glen Gelbrich last year declined a raise.
The cost of the two-year agreement is just over $1. 9 million.
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