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...chance of graduating high school," Gundunas said. "If they don't, that number drops significantly."Teacher Matt Fischer said he is looking forward to the sixth and seventh graders at Skyview Middle School having an equally successful year...
Associations, school district still at impasse

...mediation process because members of the negotiating teams have other commitments during the summer months. KPEA President Matt Fischer said the association started trying to schedule mediations since the first week of June. The school district is still...
School district waits on final numbers

...part-time positions district-wide, she said."The senate's proposal would be a huge loss to the district," said Matt Fischer, spokesperson for the Kenai Peninsula Education Association. "That is going to decimate a lot of programs."Even...
Support association, school district at impasse

...relay information between the two groups to further develop the contracts and reach an agreement, KPEA spokesperson Matt Fischer in a previous Clarion interview. If an agreement cannot be reached with a mediator, the teams will move into an arbitration...
Teacher negotiations reach impasse

...meeting that the district team believed the negotiations could no longer move forward, said association spokesperson Matt Fischer. The association team later confirmed that a mediator would be necessary, Erkeneff said. A date has not been set...
Voices of the Peninsula: Shedding some light on educators' pay

...increases while the economy was booming, and the promise of modest increases due to having reserves is being forgotten. Matt Fischer is a longtime Kenai Peninsula Borough School District educator and Kenai Peninsula Education Association Bargaining...
School district, teachers' union reach impasse

...district spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff. A date has not yet been set for those meetings, she said. KPEA spokesperson Matt Fischer said one of the items that had a dead end discussion was the school district's health care proposal, which was revisited...
School district, unions begin negotiations

...benefits and personal leave, staff assignments, and health care, Erkeneff said. Education association spokesperson Matt Fischer said the initial offer from the school district this year may be interesting. The school district's administrative...
Youth fortunate to have supportive community

...Tammy Glaves, Michelle Parks, Lori Weeks, Monica English, Soldotna Middle School administration and custodial crew, Matt Fischer, Soldotna High School office staff and administration, and especially Ms. Meggean Bos at Soldotna High School. The...
Wireless unleashes learning: School district expanding cord-free, interactive technology

Wireless Internet gives Savannah Anchinges courage. In Matt Fischer's career class at Skyview High School in Soldotna, every student, including 14-year-old Anchinges, has a laptop equipped...


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