Thursday, April 16, 2009

"come to an agreement"

Milford Daily News
Posted Apr 16, 2009 @ 01:30 AM


The School Committee has not yet made a decision about whether to accept the teachers union's three conditions for taking a wage freeze, said School Committee member Cora Armenio.

If accepted, the The union's proposal will save the district $1 million, which will preserve the jobs of 20 teachers, said Franklin Education Association President Chandler Creedon Jr., a psychologist at Horace Mann Middle School.

Following a three-hour meeting Monday night, the union voted to approve the a proposal put forward by the Franklin Education Association's executive board to accept a salary freeze and no course reimbursements next year in exchange for the permanent removal of five floating after-school meetings, permanent removal of the need to provide a reason for taking personal days, and the permanent requirement that no meetings be scheduled two weeks prior to the issuing of report cards.

School leaders are glad teachers agreed to freeze their pay, but they were not thrilled that the union brought those other issues into the discussion.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

Read my analysis posted yesterday here

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