Fairbanks school board accepts teacher contract
FAIRBANKS — As Superintendent Pete Lewis helped introduce the matter of ratifying the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District teacher contract at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, he alluded to his pleasure with the resolution.
“If you have no questions,” he said to board members, “Please, get ‘er done.”
The Fairbanks Education Association ratified the agreed-upon contract on May 7. At a meeting, teachers voted to accept a two-year deal that included a 1.5 percent increase to their salaries and a $1,500 stipend for teachers who didn’t move up a step on the salary schedule this year. Next year, the teachers will receive a 1.75 percent increase to their salaries, with a $100 increase to each salary schedule cell, and a $1,500 stipend for teachers who won’t move up a step on the salary schedule.
The previous contract expired June 30.Read full article