Burlington Education Association

Burlington School Board, union still far apart on new contract

The district says it’s offering a 3.75 percent pay increase over two years, versus a one-year 5.28 percent increase sought by the union. A mediator will suggest a resolution.

No deal in latest Burlington school talks, but new round set

“I’m optimistic that the parties can reach an agreement,” said a mediator who presided over a negotiating session last week.

Burlington School Board declares contract talks impasse

Declaring an impasse will allow the two sides to bring in a mediator and factfinder to help broker a new contract

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 […]

Eleventh hour deal reached by Burlington board, union to avert teacher strike

The board and the union had been at loggerheads over raises, teacher contributions to health care and reimbursement for graduate courses.

Fran Brock: Yes, it’s a ‘critical time’ for school district

As the men and women who work in our city’s schools every day, our first and primary priority is teaching Burlington’s children. That’s why we sought a swift, one-year renewal of our contract more than a year ago.