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Janesville teachers set meeting to respond to board's letter

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
December 6, 2011
— After months of saying no, the Janesville teachers union could decide next week whether to reopen its contract.

The Janesville Education Association’s executive board decided Monday to call a meeting of the union’s membership to decide whether to negotiate with the school board, JEA President Dave Parr said.


The membership meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 15.


The school board has asked the union several times over the past eight months to make economic concessions to help the district balance its budget. Previous answers have been “no.”


The board has asked teachers to do what many other public employees were forced to do this year: begin paying into their retirement fund.


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