March 11, 2004

Dryden teachers rally; fact-finder's report recommends compromise

The Ithaca Journal reports this morning that members of the Dryden Faculty Association rallied to remind passers by that they have worked nearly two years without a contract, just as a fact-finding report, submitted Monday, suggests that both the District and the teachers need to make concessions.

The union will be holding an informational meeting on the fact-finder's report this afternoon, and the school board will be discussing it Monday. Superintendent Patricia Archambault sounds hopeful about the prospects:

"The report lends itself to moving toward a settlement, but there needs to be a willingness by both parties to work at it," Archambault said. "I'm very optimistic that we'll see some movement to closure in the not-too-distant future."

The Journal also reports today on a presentation at TC3 on the dangers of DWI.

Update: This originally said Dryden teachers had worked nearly nine months without a contract. That was based on the Journal's quoting Mary Ellen Bossack that "the purpose was to make the community aware that it's been 260-odd days without a contract," which they have now corrected to 620 days.

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