Marlene Irons and Terie Maxfield, WEA President and Vice-president, delivered a letter of impasse to Supt. Jacobsen Thursday. After our negotiations meeting Wednesday the WEA team voted to go to impasse. The WEA and the district will now ask State Supt. Larry Shumway for a list of mediators. When we agree on a mediator we will schedule the mediation. Two issues that brought us to this impasse are the refusal of the district to pay increment steps to eligible teachers and their refusal to pay any portion of the insurance increases.
We will keep you informed as the mediation process begins. Most of our WEA leaders will be gone to the NEA Representative Assembly starting July 1 in New Orleans.