Monday, July 9, 2012

Board Suggests Souderton CBA as a Path Forward

During last week's negotiation session, we told the NFT that the Board would like to base our new collective bargaining agreement with the teacher's union after one of the recently settled contracts from the surrounding districts.

After we reviewed several different CBA's for new ideas, and considering the PSSA test score success of those districts, the Board chose the Souderton school district agreement to be our model going forward.

If we have learned anything from the past 4 years, it's that our relationship with the teachers needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. So it only logical that we start with a new contract. The Souderton agreement allows both sides to adopt working guidelines that make sense.

Rather than renegotiating a CBA that doesn't work, we invite the NFT to join us in accepting one that will. The Souderton contract isn't perfect and it will require concessions by both sides.

The Board is committed to finding a new path forward, and we hope that the NFT will do the same beginning with Tuesday's talks.

SASD - SAEA Collective Bargaining Agreement 2012-2017 FINAL