08/07/2018 by Scott Gross, KTVA
“It’s a start,” AEA team bargaining spokesperson Brian Nelson said. “We’re making progress but we have a long road ahead.”
The Anchorage Education Association and Anchorage School District started the first of two public negotiating sessions on Tuesday.
“There is progress, we signed off on two items,” AEA Committee Chair Corey Aist said. “The items are small but we are moving forward.”
Both sides came to an understanding on time and duty stations and life insurance, items 428 and 210 in the contract. A few other items are also expected to get the thumbs up from both sides while a few more may league negotiations down the path of mediation.