“Call us, and we’ll come back to work,” said Fran Brock, Burlington Education Association president. The union says it will call off the walkout if the school board returns to the table.
Students were above average in all four of the subject areas tested on the college-readiness exam: English, math, reading and science.
The union says it won’t start hammering out next year’s contract unless the board reopens talks on the current year. That means a strike isn’t imminent, but it’s not ruled out either.
The union membership will meet Thursday to decide what to do next, including the possibility of striking.
After two high-profile internet threats last year, Vermont schools review and commit to safety procedures.
School districts will see a decrease of as much as $816,000 in their support from the state education fund under a teacher health care deal between Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers.
Vermont education officials say they’re more comfortable with new federal standards than they were with the No Child Left Behind Act.
A similar move in 2016 nearly resulted in a strike by teachers, and could move the school system toward such an outcome this year.
The faculty union objected to the South Burlington school board imposing a contract on teachers.
Voters have gone back and forth to the polls in Royalton, Bethel, Rochester and Tunbridge. Now things are beginning to shake out with state approval of a planned Bethel-Royalton merger.
After a stint as a top budget officer, Emily Byrne has moved to the Agency of Education.
The forum followed three racially charged incidents in the Milton schools, one of which involved the high school football team.
The local teachers union will have the option to accept the board’s terms or go on strike. Ten months of negotiations failed to yield a compromise.
If state officials give the go-ahead, voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Putney will consider merging school districts Nov. 7.