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Monday, August 25, 2014

Milford teacher contract vote is Sept. 9

Letter to the Editor

Milford voters are requested to attend a special School District meeting on Sept. 9 to discuss and vote on a three-year contract for Milford teachers. This type of meeting is hard to come by, as it takes court approval. The “special” request had to be made because the Milford School Board stalled so much during the process of negotiating, mediation and fact-finding meetings that the filing of a warrant article was not in time to appear on the March ballot. The MTA did everything possible to get the contract on the ballot. A fact-finding report is the final attempt to show the School Board that their requests are fair and equitable as compared to other school districts of similar demographics. It takes a tremendous amount of research to complete and a tremendous amount of evidence to submit to the court to obtain permission to hold a special school district meeting. The Court’s approval indicates the MTA followed all legal procedures to have their contract placed on the March ballot.

We didn’t get a chance to vote on a teacher contract simply because the school board dragged its feet. They know what the deadline is and they let it expire. Oops. ...

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Milford voters are requested to attend a special School District meeting on Sept. 9 to discuss and vote on a three-year contract for Milford teachers. This type of meeting is hard to come by, as it takes court approval. The “special” request had to be made because the Milford School Board stalled so much during the process of negotiating, mediation and fact-finding meetings that the filing of a warrant article was not in time to appear on the March ballot. The MTA did everything possible to get the contract on the ballot. A fact-finding report is the final attempt to show the School Board that their requests are fair and equitable as compared to other school districts of similar demographics. It takes a tremendous amount of research to complete and a tremendous amount of evidence to submit to the court to obtain permission to hold a special school district meeting. The Court’s approval indicates the MTA followed all legal procedures to have their contract placed on the March ballot.

We didn’t get a chance to vote on a teacher contract simply because the school board dragged its feet. They know what the deadline is and they let it expire. Oops.

Now we get the chance to vote on Sept. 9 at the Milford Middle School from 6-8 p.m. Please show your support for our teachers and vote “Yes” on their contract.

Penny Arsenault

Milford