Since last week’s bargaining session, the USEP bargaining teams (Instructional and SRP) have discussed and clarified several important questions that allow us to return to the bargaining table Wednesday evening (December 10th) with high hopes of settling this year’s contracts!
The USEP teams did not reject the District’s last offer but simply needed additional time to review the proposal and its implications. The main issue centered on the number and frequency of paychecks teachers would receive in the 2015-2016 school year. Since the last session, USEP Chief Negotiator for Teachers Jim Ciadella has had numerous discussions with district personnel clarifying the team’s questions and has scheduled a bargaining session for Wednesday evening.
The Instructional and SRP teams are now optimistic of a settlement tomorrow night!