School board approves contract with third union

The Juneau School Board approved a contract between the school district and the principals and administrators’ union during Tuesday night’s special meeting.

With about 20 members, the Juneau School Administrative Association represents principals, assistant principals and district-level coordinators and specialists. The current contract expires June 30, 2016. The district and JSAA have been involved in negotiations for a successor contract since March.

The contract was the final union agreement the board needed to approve.

“This is a good thing. It’s a three-year contract, like the other two, so it’s FY 2017 through FY 2019 and called for small salary increases each of the three years,” Director of Human Resources Ted VanBronkhorst said on the phone Wednesday.

JSAA members will get a 0.5 percent increase in the first year, 1 percent in the second year and 0.5 percent in the third year. That’s on top of automatic step increases members see each year if they haven’t reached the top step. The salary increases are in line with what the teachers union received in its three-year contract.

[In tight fiscal times, Juneau teachers agree to slight salary increases]

The school board ratified agreements with the district’s larger unions — Juneau Education Association and Juneau Education Support Staff — at a June 14 regular meeting.

VanBronkhorst said negotiation conversations will begin again January 2019.

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