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Teacher, support staff contracts ratified

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The Colchester Education Association and school board have settled on a two-year contract agreement, with a 2.85 and 2.75 percent total salary increase in 2017-18 and 2018-19, respectively. “A majority of the board believes we reached an agreement with the CEA that supports high quality educational opportunities while working to control costs,” a statement from…

Contract mediation fails, parties move to fact finding

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Members of the Colchester School Board say they’re moving to fact finding after a four-hour session with the Colchester Education Association and a neutral mediator failed to produce a contract agreement. “During mediation, it became clear that the parties have different perspectives on what a reasonable salary increase would be,” board vice-chairman Lincoln White wrote…

Teacher, support staff contracts expire

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Teachers and support staff in the Colchester School District are working without a contract after their 2016-17 agreements expired June 30. Negotiations for teacher contracts, held in open session this year, were halted in April when members of the Colchester School Board declared impasse, citing an inability to find common ground on salary proposals. “After…

School district takes contract talks public

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Since teacher contract negotiations between the Colchester School Board and the Colchester Education Association began on December 13, every session has been open to the public for the first time. Although parts of the teacher contract negotiations were publically accessible when the contract was last renegotiated three years ago, CSD superintendent Amy Minor said this…