Friday, January 18, 2013

Talks yield progress on three key issues

Meeting number 65 lasted more than 5-1/2 hours as representatives from the Neshaminy School Board and the NFT made progress on some unresolved contract language during last night's talks.

Three significant issues were addressed:

* Equal Voice language will be removed from the contract
* Requests for personal days will be made with 5 days notice, when possible
* The District's language on grade changes has been accepted

Language changes were agreed to as both sides acknowledged that teacher input is essential to the success of the school district.

Since both sides displayed a willingness to continue working towards a settlement, they agreed to meeting again next Thursday, January 24th at 6pm.