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NSB Withdraws Contract Offer to Teachers

The Neshaminy School Board announced Wednesday that it pulled its contract offer to teachers off of the table.

The Neshaminy School Board announced Wednesday that it had withdrawn its entire contract offer to the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers.

According to a school board press release, the board's attorney Charles Sweet sent a letter to the NFT's attorney Thomas Jennings Tuesday advising the NFT that the board’s most recent proposal in collective bargaining was withdrawn “in its entirety” and that no offer or proposal remains on the table from the school board to the NFT as of this date.

Any new proposal from the board to the NFT will be made at a future bargaining session, district officials said.

NFT President Louis Boyd told PhillyBurbs that if you look at this move "with a ‘glass-half-full’ perspective, maybe it means they are getting to present a real offer, as we have to them.”

The board's withdrawn proposal was first offered to the union in July 2011 and was marked by a 15 percent health care contribution rate for teachers, an eight-hour work day, 190.5 days of work, and a 1 percent salary increase for each year of the agreement.

Amey Lee Markert June 07, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I agree as well! This union the teachers have is ultimately going to end up having alot of their teachers unemployed nxt year! I am sure there are MANY unemployed taxpayers that would give their left arm for 1/2 the salary they get!
JW Lower South June 08, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Former Teacher, Who allowed the "me too" clause in the first place?
former teacher June 09, 2012 at 08:41 PM
JW, the "me too" clause was negotiated with the NESPA workers by the NSB. I don't think 'allowed' would be the best way to categorize it. The NSB wanted it in there. I hope this helps.
Frank Meander June 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I agree let's get this done already. To many people are worried about sound bites and creating attention for themselves. Your board groupies know who you are.
former teacher June 12, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Frank, as a 'board groupie' who would love to get out of this business, let me ask you a question. How quickly could this be settled if the NFT would just agree to one basic concept: a CBA that has a net savings to the district (i.e. the expenses of the NSD, including compensation to the teachers are less than the taxes coming in to the district). I'm guessing if the NFT would agree to this simple concept, this would be settled in a New York minute. What do you think?

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