Only 28 days until Mediation Meetings begin between OCSD and OEA's Negotiation team on July 22. Lavonne Ritter, Federal Mediator from Las Vegas, will serve to mediate the contract impasse called a couple weeks ago. Stay tuned to this station for updates.
"Utah legislative leaders were told last Tuesday that tough financial times are still ahead", writes Bob Bernick in the Des News. Next year could be a worse financial year than this one was for public education. Tax collections are down 11.7% for the first 11 months of the fiscal year.
An Associated Press story last Friday, warned that the Dept of Education will withhold federal stimulus funds if states do not use them correctly.
Both Weber and Ogden School Districts have benefitted from stimulus money.
I will be on vacation until Monday. Rick