Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Teachers union was ready to talk

At the negotiations meeting on Monday, May 4, Addison Northwest Teacher’s Association offered to continue negotiating with the Addison Northwest school board instead of the board calling impasse. Because the board cited the uncertainty of the times as a reason to move to impasse, ANTA offered to postpone negotiations until September in hopes that more information from our government might be available. ANTA even explained that postponing negotiations rather than moving to impasse and involving the school district’s lawyer and a mediator would save taxpayer dollars. The board was unmoved by these suggestions and declared impasse on the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week.
As you can imagine, this has been quite disheartening to teachers, who have been working valiantly to continue providing quality education to the students of Addison Northwest under extremely trying circumstances.
Susan Oliveira, President 
Addison Northwest Teacher’s Association

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