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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…

District must save $73,000

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No contracts in place as classes begin The Vt. Agency of Education says the Colchester School District can expect $73,000 less in state funding over the next two years as part of the state’s pursuit to save $13 million on school health insurance costs. At .15 percent of its overall education spending, Colchester’s total projected…

Contract talks focus on salary, insurance

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The Colchester Education Association came ready to last Tuesday’s negotiation session with a revised healthcare and salary proposal. On the latter, the association opted to scale back its original proposal, asking for a $44,400.10 base salary in 2017-18, a $63 decrease from its original proposal. The union also requested a 4.2 and 4.4 percent increase…

Parties debate health plans at open negotiations

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Ongoing teacher contract negotiations last Tuesday centered primarily on a debate over healthcare options. The two-hour session began with Colchester School District representatives presenting new healthcare and salary plans. The board’s new salary offer increased slightly, from a 2 percent raise per year over three years, to a 2.15 percent increase in the first year…