A labor dispute is brewing in the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, after the School Board rejected a 3-year labor agreement with teachers last week. The rural school district includes 9 schools scattered across the Interior, only one of which is on the road system. At the heart of the dispute is the question of how to reward teachers who choose to stay in a district that is burdened by a high rate of teacher turnover each year. The teachers union also accuses the administration of violating the rules of labor negotiations.
Tim Bodony, KIYU – Galena
Update (12 Feb 2008): Title updated to match story content.