The state’s vaccine allocation committee departed from national recommendations, opting to vaccinate people over 65 before some essential workers. That means teachers under 65 will have to wait longer for vaccinations.
The school district faces questions about whether Nov. 16 is the right time to bring students into school buildings, with widespread virus transmission and public health resources already strained.
After two days of contract negotiations, the Anchorage School district and the Anchorage Education Association have agreed to a third round of mediation.
The Anchorage School District has reached a tentative three-year agreement with teachers.