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Valley View teachers still without contract

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:25 pm

The Valley View School District and the Valley View Council Local 604 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO have yet to reach a contract agreement.

In late September, for the first time in more than a decade, the teachers of the Valley View School District 365U cast an overwhelming vote to turn down the proposed contract from the district for reasons revolving around salary, higher insurance premiums and changes to the daily schedule.

At the time, roughly 92 percent of the approximate 1,800 certified and classified members rejected the contract.

School officials confirmed that a counter proposal was received by the union, and that the two parties are continuing amicable negotiations. However, an agreement does not appear likely before the end of the year.

The teacher’s contract expired in August, and teachers will continue to work off this contract until a new contract is approved.

Because negotiations are under way, details of the contract could not be released. The teacher’s union did not respond as of press time.

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