The Juneau School District Board of Education has ratified the tentative agreement on a new contract with the Juneau Education Association (JEA). The members of JEA held a ratification vote Wednesday evening. The school district and the union reached the tentative agreement in January. The new two-year contract is for the current school year and next school year.
Key components of the new agreement include:
Additional employee cost increases - commensurate with this agreement - will be about $400,000 for this school year. This includes increases for members of JEA, as well as obligations for other employee groups.
The estimated additional cost next year for the Juneau Education Association agreement is $890,000. The additional cost for other employee groups for similar increases in salary and benefits is estimated to be $618,000.
Board of Education Vice President Sean O’Brien said, “The Board is happy to close this chapter and we look forward to moving ahead, working together to benefit all students,” following the school board’s vote on Thursday.