USD 475 and JCEA begin 2021-2022 negotiations

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Geary County Schools USD 475 on Tuesday began contract negotiations between the district and the Junction City Education Association (JCEA) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Representatives from each organization began the negotiations by reviewing the ground rules for Interest-Based Bargaining. Then, they listed topics for negotiation and prioritized each.

Further discussion included middle school workload and Professional Development Days, early childhood sunset clauses from within the contract, start time for satellite early childhood clauses, and the first and last day of school for the Early Childhood Center.

The organizations will meet for their second day of negotiations on Wednesday, which can also be found on Geary County Schools USD 475’s YouTube page.