Waiting On A Mediator

By Maureen Mespell

Waiting On A Mediator

June 6, 2011 Updated Jun 6, 2011 at 8:03 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Fort Wayne Community Schools board met Monday evening in a work session.

We asked Dr. Robinson for an update on the contract negotiations with the teachers union.

Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson says that the teachers union has declared an impasse in the negotiations. She believes the teachers are concerned with job security, and benefits.

A mediator will be appointed soon to help with the negotiations.

Dr. Robinson’s goal is to get back to the table and get a deal done before the contract expires on June 30th.

The teachers union wants to extend the current contract for two years while the state works out the details on the changing education policies. Dr. Robinson says that there are aspects in the current contact that can not be extended because of funding changes.

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