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Public Involvement in School District Negotiations

Now Open: Public Comment Opportunity
Share your thoughts about issues to be addressed in the collective bargaining process 

In January of 2015, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) will begin Collective Bargaining negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA), and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association (KPESA). The process includes items for discussion such as compensation, employee benefits, health care, and work environment that one or both sides want to address for possible revision. 

The public is invited to comment about issues that will be addressed in collective bargaining. Please offer your comments with this online comment form, or via email, fax, mail, or in person to the district office.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Attn: Negotiations 2015
148 N. Binkley
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Fax: 907.262.5867 or email:  

Items for negotiation with KPEA are called Sections and with KPESA are Articles. When agreement is reached between KPBSD and KPEA, or KPESA, the article or section number is labeled “TA” for Tentative Agreement. To finalize the negotiated contracts, after both sides reach a TA, the KPBSD School Board, and KPEA and KPESA members must ratify—or approve—the contract. After both groups ratify the Tentative Agreement, it becomes a binding legal document.  


Collective Bargaining Agreements

School District Collective Bargaining 2015

AS 23.40.235. Public Involvement in School District Negotiations
Before beginning bargaining, the school board of a city or borough school district or a regional educational attendance area shall provide opportunities for public comment on the issues to be addressed in the collective bargaining process. Initial proposals, last-best-offer proposals, tentative agreements before ratification, and final agreements reached by the parties are public documents and are subject to inspection and copying under AS 40.25.110 - 40.25.140.

The mission of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is to develop productive,
responsible citizens who are prepared to be successful in a dynamic world.

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