What is ESSA?
ESSA, short for Education Support Staff Association, advocates for public education and represents employees of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
ESSA is affiliated with NEA-Alaska, an organization of 13,000+ members who work in Alaska’s public schools.
We are a powerful, united voice for public education employees that provides development to ESSA members in the areas of advocacy, professional development, member involvement, and community engagement.
What do we do?
Work behind the scenes to make our schools safe and run smoothly
Strengthen the safety net for at-risk children
Create strong ties with the community
Promote parent involvement and reach out to multi-cultural communities
Take pride in hard work and a job well done
Demonstrate the importance of people from all different backgrounds working together to help every child succeed
Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs: Movie presentation at Raven’s Landing Multipurpose room 19 Oct. 2019 1:00 PM till 3:00PM. Click here for more information.
Policy Assembly: 26 October 10:00 AM Come and shape the future of your union. Check out the Policy Manual here
9.4 Training for IR and ER Aides
The District shall provide de-escalation and safety strategy training to aides in an IR and/or ER classroom at the beginning of the school year. The District will make a reasonable effort to provide an initial de-escalation and safety strategy training to newly hired aides in an IR and/or ER classroom within thirty (30) days of hire. Aides in an IR and/or ER classroom will be provided collaboration time at the building level with other special education staff, as needed, to provide additional support and training on de-escalation and safety strategies.