FAIRBANKS -- Contract negotiations with teachers are continuing in Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the Fairbanks Education Association and Fairbanks North Star Borough School District negotiating teams have been meeting all month.
Teachers are working under the terms of a contract that expired June 30. Negotiations for a new contract continued in the fall but fell apart over teacher salary increases. The talks are continuing but appear hung up on the same salary issues.
The district has proposed a yearly increase of 1 percent to teacher salaries, outside of increases for experience and education. The teachers union proposes 2.5 percent yearly increases.