Talks Lasted Twelve Hours Yesterday
Thu February 13, 2014
Medford School Talks Continuing
Talks will continue today between representatives of striking Medford teachers and the school district. Progress was reportedly made during a marathon bargaining session yesterday.
The Mail Tribune reports that representatives of the teachers union and district administrators met face-to-face briefly yesterday in another round of state-mediated talks.
Talks yesterday lasted longer than 12 hours. The discussions reportedly ended with a district proposal on the table, and the union is expected to bring a counter-proposal to the table today.
Meanwhile, many students in the district are reporting a chaotic experience in classes full of busywork. Schools are on half-day schedules, different subjects are being combined into joint classes, and some schools have been closed.
Teachers are picketing at several locations.