Scranton School Board names acting superintendent, approves basis for teachers contract
|By Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Also Monday night, directors revoted and approved the fact finder's report, which recommended a one-year contract and a 1.75 percent raise, plus step movement for teachers. There are no changes to health insurance.
With the teachers union's acceptance of the report last week, the report now becomes the basis for a new contract. Fact-finding reports are completed by a state-appointed arbitrator when the two parties cannot come to an agreement. Union leaders had said teachers would likely start the new school year on strike if a new agreement was not reached before the contract expires next month. Before Monday's meeting at
The board rejected the report 4-3 at a special meeting last week when directors
A new leader
"I just felt like someone needed to step up. Someone's got to get it done ... or else we won't be prepared to open our doors in a month,"
In addition to being supervisor of secondary education,
For two hours, directors and the public questioned
As she spoke about her experience in
A vote to appoint Dr. Pasierb to the position failed 3-6, with only Mrs. McGuigan,
As Dr. Pasierb walked to the back of the auditorium to leave, the crowd applauded her, and many people gave her a standing ovation.
Mrs. McGuigan said she was disappointed in the board and said
In other business:
--The board voted 6-3 to reinstate former principal
--The district will once again lease the former St. Mary's
--Another one-year agreement with
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