Anchorage teachers and the Anchorage School District are one step away from labor peace for the next two and half years.
At this point an announcement appears to be a formality. The two sides have agreed on a contract through June 2021. On Monday teachers ratified what was a hard-earned new deal, and on Tuesday it was certified. Now it will be presented at the school board meeting on Dec. 17 for its vote.
"Our reaction is positive," AEA President Tom Klaameyer said after Monday's proceedings. "It moves us forward on a lot of the working-condition issues we were working on with the district, and moves us a step forward and gives us the stability we've been looking for the next couple years."