Teachers in the Neshaminy School District are ready to hit the picket lines again, first thing Monday morning.
Contract negotiations are scheduled to resume later this week in the Neshaminy School District in Bucks County amid a looming strike deadline set by the teachers.
Last week, an arbitrator issued her recommendations. This week, the school board rejected it 9-0 but the teachers accepted — with reservations.
Several hundred strong, members of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers walked across Woodbourne Road from Maple Point Middle School into Core Creek Park, where they heard from a number of leaders from other unions.
Chris previews today’s New Hampshire Primary and reviews the slew of attacks now being directed at Mitt Romney. He talks to Rich Zeoli about the death of New Jersey Assemblyman Alex Degroce as well as the Mayor’s Transportation Chief of Staff Andrew Stober and Aviation Consultant Robert Mann about a proposed expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport.
Chris recaps the Republican debates in New Hampshire and previews tomorrow’s primary with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe. He reviews the closing of 44 Catholic schools and analyzes the strike of teachers in Neshaminy. He also looks back on Tim Tebow’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and ahead to the tenure of new Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien.
There is no school for the 9,000 students in the Neshaminy School District as teachers are now on strike.
After 38 negotiating sessions, the teachers’ union and the school board were unable to come to an agreement. Now, 654 teachers in the Neshaminy school district are set to begin a strike on Monday.
This coming school year could be the fourth year that teachers in the Neshaminy School District have started school without a contract. Health care remains the sticking point.
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