Community members have recently called for greater transparency in the T/E teacher contract negotiation. We agree that a global conversation regarding the school district’s financial concerns is important and that transparency would aid this conversation.
Recent developments have strengthened our belief in a need for transparency with the public; these include the Board’s continued consideration of the demotion of our best teachers as a viable cost-reduction strategy, the Board’s recent public release of outdated and incomplete facts about negotiations and the violation of our mutually-agreed contract regarding grievance procedures.
Our expectation remains a professional, collaborative, open, and productive conversation with the School Board about its financial challenges and the important role that our teachers play in their resolution.
We hope that full transparency about the process to date will allow future conversations to achieve these expectations. Below, please find the unedited proposals each side has offered to date, a timeline of the negotiation process to date, and the T/E teacher perspective on the process.
Negotiation Timeline: The timeline includes the dates of all formal negotiation meetings held between parties. It also includes the dates of related Board meeting decisions and communications offered by both parties.
View the T/E teachers’ perspective on these details here.