Saturday, August 28, 2010

Teachers encouraged to decorate, write LoR's

Earlier this week, Superintendent Lou Muenker sent a letter to all teachers welcoming them to the new school year and encouraging them to ignore the Work to Contract action as it applies to the decoration of classrooms and the writing of letters of recommendation.

The Neshaminy School Board has chosen to release this letter so that the public is aware the District is doing everything possible to ensure a productive school year for our students.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

NFT delivers verbal counter offer

At last night's negotiation session, the NFT delivered a verbal counter offer which included concessions in some areas but not to employee health care contributions. The Board will await the written proposal to review and analyze. Another negotiation session has been scheduled for September 23rd.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Update on August 18th Meeting

The negotiation teams from both the Board and NFT met this past Wednesday night for 2-1/2 hours with continued focus on questions surrounding health care costs. The NFT made a special request that information they obtain from our insurance carrier not be shared with the Board, which had been the practice up until now. Although the Board negotiation team found this request to be unusual since shared information is one of the desired outcomes of negotiations, it agreed to the NFT request in an effort to facilitate the process.

The Board negotiation team did ask if the Work to Contract (WTC) action would be discontinued since negotiations are ongoing, and the NFT negotiator replied that WTC would continue into the new school year.

The long-anticipated NFT counter proposal was not delivered as expected. The Board is hopeful that a counter proposal will be brought forth at the next negotiation session set up for this coming Wednesday, August 25th.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Negotiations Update

The Negotiating Team and the NFT met for for approximately three hours Thursday the 12th of August. The negotiations mainly centered around health care issues. The state mediator is assisting both parties in making progress.

A continuation meeting is scheduled for the 18th of August.