“We’re offering a resolution that addresses the situation in which we find ourselves,” said Craig Richardson, Director or Douglas County School District Board of Education. “The collective bargaining agreement that governed during the school year has expired by its own terms. Our teachers and classified employees are understandably curious. We want to provide as much reassurance and comfort to them about their payday future, and also recognize their achievement and excellence. The motion we’re making tonight does both.”
Parent Led Reform, a local grassroots group of citizens and parents, called for the district to open its union contract talks to the public in February. The organization is running a community effort in support of Douglas County's innovation efforts and follows the negotiations closely.
“As parents, we want our teachers to know that we believe they should be rewarded for their many accomplishments—
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