Goal: To strengthen the KEA contract in
the areas of working conditions, as well as compensation and benefits with the
ultimate goal to improve teaching and learning for the students of the Kent
A quorum of the membership of our association ratified a new
contract at the general membership meeting on August 30th. Key
components of the agreement include:
- A stipend will be paid that makes up the difference between the 10/11 pay and
the 11/12 pay for each cell reflecting both base pay and TRI pay. This will be
re-negotiated for 12/13.
Arrival Days – nine 2-hour late arrival days for the next 2 years. 4 days
teacher-directed and 5 days district-directed. KEA members in each building will
decide which days are teacher days.
Setting Model – language facilitates all elementary schools effectively
moving to the goal setting model.
Clause – the workplace will be respectful and criticism will be made in
& Visual Recordings – must be
mutually agreed upon in writing by both parties.
– 1 day for those not in immediate family / household (no longer required to
use discretionary leave)
Leave Roll-Over – in order to
reduce confusion, establishes a 3-week window ending June 10th to
roll over one day.
& Psychologists – provides more autonomy over use of time to complete
- Meetings –
no meetings 5 school days before conferences.
In addition to the agreements above, KEA and the district
agreed to work together in collaborative committees to plan for future Learning
Collaboration Time and to define the role of department heads. KSD also agreed
to encourage a reduction in required meeting time.
Members in each building need to vote on the use of the late
arrival days for this year. Additionally all members are encouraged to track
required meetings, a practice imperative to improving KEA’s ability to make
significant headway around this issue.
Thank you to all KEA members for your support during this
bargain. Have a great school year!
KEA Bargaining Team
Connie Compton, KEA President
Cindy Prescott, 4th/5th
grade, Crestwood / KEA Vice President
Michael Kerstetter, Music,
Daniel / KEA Secretary Treasurer
Language Arts, Mattson
Brian Thornton, Social
Studies, Meridian Middle
Emma Goliff, 1st
grade, Panther Lake
Ron Nauer, PE, Meeker
Rose Racicot, Occupational
Therapy / Assistive Technology
Sandra Goveia, KEA Uniserv