Fairbanks Education Association

Education Support Staff Association

Today is the first day many Fairbanks-area elementary students will be returning to in-person learning in their home classrooms. Teachers and Support Staff unions are asking for a review of the workplace safety clauses of their employment contracts. And ahead of tonight’s school board meeting, a group of parents plans to picket the school district building to protest the in-person return as unsafe.


Education Support Staff Association

The leaders of both the Fairbanks Education Association and the Education Support Staff Association are asking the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District to upgrade their employment contracts in the area of workplace safety. Each group is asking the school board at a special meeting tonight, Monday, January 11, to address the risks of children returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fairbanks Education Association

The associations that represent Fairbanks-area teachers, principals and support staff released a statement Friday opposing the opening of schools in January.

Teachers in Fairbanks are voting tomorrow night on a new three-year contract with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. And Saturday morning, the district’s support staff members will vote on their new contract. The contracts are focused on retaining employees and keeping students safe.