Reduced education fund payouts complicate teacher contract talks

Phil Scott

Districts say the reduced payments mean they’ll have less money to put on the bargaining table. Gov. Phil Scott had pushed to negotiate teacher health care at the state level.

Burlington School Board: Union won’t negotiate in public

BURLINGTON — The Burlington School Board is crying foul because it says the city’s teachers union is refusing to hold public negotiations for its upcoming contract. “The people of Burlington want transparency,” said board Chair Mark Porter in a statement Monday. “We’ve made a concerted effort from the beginning to follow the same open negotiation […]