|Arkansas Department of Education asks for dismissal of lawsuit
The Arkansas Department of Education has asked the Pulaski County Circuit Court judge to dismiss them from a lawsuit filed by the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers and the Pulaski Association of Support Staff, the district's dismantled unions.
|PCSSD public hearings
Teachers with the Pulaski County Special School District try again to convince the district to honor their contracts.
|PCSSD hires two new directors
The Pulaski County Special School District is hiring two new directors to oversee principals and implement Common Core standards.
|PCSSD eliminates agreement with employee unions
The teacher and staff unions who represent Pulaski County Special School District employees are out, meaning they will no longer be the bargaining unit for extra perks in their contracts.
|Tossed unions rally for support
Members of PACT and PASS, the unions that used to represent teachers and support staff in the Pulaski County Special School District, rallied on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol protesting their de-certification.
|Unions, school district meet again
If there's no agreement on salaries and benefits by May 1, every employee's contract will be renewed with no changes.
|Committees formed just in case school district, union leaders fail to agree
What if the groups fail to agree on something? That's when the Professional Policies Committee, or PPC, steps in to decide on employee policies.
|PCSSD, union talks called off after 30 minutes
Tensions brew between Pulaski County unions and the school district. In a meeting to discuss possible cuts resulting from the district's fiscal distress status, no one agreed on anything.