A contract dispute involving the Edon School Board and the Edon Northwest Teachers Association…
Edon Superintendent Ed Ewers issued
In a a press release issued Wednesday by the Edon Superintendent, it was stated that the two sides have not yet reached an agreement on the teacher’s contract, despite the fact that teachers in the district have been working without a contract since June. On top of that, all district employees have been working under a hard wage freeze since way back in June of 2011.
District officials say it’s all because of what they are calling “financial stress”, but now, the dispute has stirred up rumors locally about a potential strike.
The future doesn’t look all that bright either, as the current five-year forecast which is the latest available, shows a deficit of over $300,000 in fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015, and the deficit is projected to increase nearly $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 and could leave the district with a carryover balance of under $50,000 without an influx of new money.
The Edon district currently employs 41 teachers. The next contract negotiation meeting is now scheduled for Oct. 14.