OEA President Doug Stephens requested that the State Supt. of Education, Larry Shumway, appoint a hearing officer to facilitate "fact finding" for the Ogden Education Association and the Ogden City School District. We have failed to reach an agreement through the use of mediation. Letters were also sent to OCSD Board President Don Belnap and Supt. Zabriskie asking for fact-finding. OEA sent a list of acceptable hearing officers and the district and the OEA will mutually agree on one. Jordan Education Association was the first local association to go to fact finding earlier this year and reached an agreement with Jordan School District to receive "steps and lanes" on the salary schedule. OEA members rejected the negotiations proposal at a "general membership" meeting last Monday evening at BLHS. We will keep you informed as the process moves forward.
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