BendBend-La Pine Schools, teachers union to request mediator in contract talks

Bend-La Pine Schools, teachers union to request mediator in contract talks

Bend-La Pine Schools, teachers union to request mediator in contract talks

Bend-La Pine Schools, teachers union to request mediator in contract talks

The Bend-La Pine School District and Bend Education Association plan to request a state mediator to help them come to a contract agreement after months of talks.

District spokesman Scott Maben said both sides negotiated for eight hours Friday and 10 hours Monday. 

“The teams made significant progress and announced four more contract issues on which they reached tentative agreements,” Maben said. Among the agreements:

  • Reduction in Force and Recall (Article 10)
  • Learning Environment (Article 18)
  • A Memorandum of Agreement addressing supervision duty for school counselors
  • A Memorandum of Agreement addressing curricular overnight trips and the District’s 5th grade Outdoor School program

RELATED: 6,000 more Bend-La Pine students now get free breakfasts, lunches

Another 10-hour negotiating session is planned for Jan. 29. The district said the sides are still trying to reach agreement on:

  • Association Rights (Article 2)
  • Professional Improvement (Article 6)
  • Leaves (Article 7)
  • Benefits (Article 12)
  • Compensation (Article 13)
  • Work Year (Article 15)
  • Work Day/Teaching Hours (Article 16)

The teachers have been working without a contract this school year.

CentralOregonDaily.com
CentralOregonDaily.comhttps://centraloregondaily.com/
Central Oregon Daily is Television in Central Oregon … on-air, on-line & on-the-go. We are KOHD – Central Oregon’s ABC, KBNZ – CBS for Central Oregon, and local programming on Central Oregon Daily, COTV and CO4 Visitors Network. We are storytellers of all that matters to Central Oregonians.

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO CONTENT

SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM

NEWS FROM 30+ MEDIA SOURCES

250,000+ LOYAL READERS EACH YEAR

Get unlimited access to our news content and our archive of Central Oregon stories.

Top Stories

More Articles