|Updated: 7/29/2010 8:34 am
||Published: 7/28/2010 9:31 pm
Lawyers for the Pulaski County Special School District and the teachers union agreed that after a day of negotiation, they are at an impasse. It all boiled down again to recognition of the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers, PACT.
The attorney for PCSSD proposed that the district recognize PACT only long enough to negotiate the terms of the contract. After that, PCSSD would no longer recognize it as a valid union.
A few hours later, PACT's attorney came back and said absolutely not. And made a counter proposal to accept the current contract unchanged.
But the board already voted against that contract twice. So that issue deadlocked both sides and the negotiation is over.
PACT Director Marty Nix said she really hoped to get into the terms of the contract and start looking toward the future.
But the PCSSD attorney says the board will soon vote on changes already proposed to the contract and can even vote to eliminate PACT now that a new group of teacher representatives, the Personnel Policy Committee, has been selected.
This is now in the board's hands. And we'll have to see what it does.