Members of the Kodiak Island Borough
School District's support
staff will be in for a pay raise over the next three years if their new contract
is approved by the School Board next week.
The 2009 to 2012 negotiated
agreement is a document outlining changes to the current three-year contract
for support staff including teachers' aids, custodians, maintenance workers,
technicians, school nurses and others, which is set to expire. Included among
the list of changes are minor issues, such as clarified wordings, as well as
major ones, such as the salary increase.
Superintendent Stewart McDonald highlighted
several other significant items on the list.
1 50 sec. "We maintained their benefits ... grandparents
said the 3-percent salary increase for staff over the next three years was fair
and warranted, given the important work support staff members do.
2 46 sec. "They adopted a pay scale ... this
is a valued group.")
The 2009 to 2012
negotiated employment agreement has already been ratified by Kodiak Island
Educational Support Association members. The next step is school board
ratification, which McDonald foresees happening without resistance.
3 11 sec. "So far in all of the ... they will
The Kodiak School Board will
vote on whether to ratify the negotiated agreement at its next regular meeting,
which takes place Monday at 7 p.m. in the Borough Assembly
Chambers. The meeting will be broadcast on KMXT.