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No contract, no explanations

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Beth Wheelock
January 13, 2010

Negotiations for Janesville's teacher contracts are at a standstill, but the school district and Janesville Education Association offer no explanation for the delay.


"We're still in contact with the district, but we have no dates planned at this point to have negotiations," says Dave Parr, JEA president.


He says the teachers also have no plans for job actions at this time. In previous years, job actions and protests at school board meetings became a regular part of the teachers' bargaining curriculum. Parr says teachers are still working under the 2007-2009 contract. He says everybody would like to have a settled contract, talk about achievement, and make the school district a better place to work.


The school district's representatives are also tight-lipped about the negotiations that began in May.


Superintendent Karen Schulte declined to make any comment about the contracts.



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