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’s New

Your 2019-2021 proposed contract has been ratified by membership! Thank you all for attending the ratification meeting, and a huge thanks to your bargaining team! >>LEARN MORE

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