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Board rejects teachers’ pleas for a negotiated contract; reasons show intention is long-term commitment to individual contracts

Evidence that the district may have never been committed
to good‐faith negotiations over a teachers’ contract emerged in
two revealing arguments presented during an intense, two‐hour discussion
[at the May 21 JPSB meeting] that ended up with the School Board rejecting a motion to approve the agreement that had been negotiated during more than
20 bargaining sessions over six months between the JFT negotiating
team and the one appointed by Supt. Meza under a directive by the
School Board.
Read the entire edition of Eyes on the Board here, including a run down of the business and political leaders who spoke against a contract for teachers, and the teachers and supporters who spoke in favor.