Board Statement Regarding Negotiations
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The GA Board of Education and the GAEA have been engaged in negotiations for a new contract since April, 2018. The parties have met six (6) times since then and have made significant progress on bargaining wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. The parties came to a “tentative agreement” about the current school year calendar on June 15, 2018.
Bargaining Status of this Issue. The Board has listened to concerns raised by the GAEA and have responded with language changes over the course of the bargaining sessions. Our last proposal which is posted on our District’s website, states: a teacher who is rated “ineffective” on his/her most recent evaluation will not receive their salary step or lane change.
Teacher Effectiveness. Every Board member, as well as our superintendent and building administrators, share the goal to have highly effective teachers in every single classroom for every single child in our District. Our children deserve nothing less. Today, all our teachers are rated effective or better.
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