June 24, 2004

Dryden teachers' contract rejected 116-45

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that that the Dryden Faculty Association voted down a proposed contract because of "finances and lack of respect by the district to the collective bargaining process." DFA president Mary Ellen Bossack is quoted saying "Other districts that used to be below us are doing far better for their teachers than Dryden is, so the sense is that it just has to stop."

Jarrett McLaughlin, a Freeville resident and former Ithaca Journal reporter, was killed yesterday morning in a crash on Route 13 in Newfield. McLaughlin, who volunteered to help with Town planning issues in January, was on his way to Corning to study brewing.

There's an article on progress toward a county prescription discount card, citing Dryden County Legislator Martha Robertson.

There's a picture from the moving-up ceremony at Dryden Elementary School, as well as listings of the graduating classes at Ithaca High School and Alternative Community School.

The Journal's editorial today is a thank-you to local school boards.

Posted by simon at June 24, 2004 7:15 AM in , , ,
Note on photos