Thursday, November 29, 2012
Although The Cedar Grove Board of Education and the Cedar Grove Education Association have reached an agreement, the next round of contract negotiations will start again next fall.
The Cedar Grove Board of Education finalized and approved a contract with the district's teacher's union during its public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Since June 2011 when the contracts expired, the board of education had been involved in negotiations with the Cedar Grove Education Association, which represents the district's teachers, therapists, counselors, therapists, psychologists and social workers. The board and the teacher's union have been finalizing the details since reaching a tentative agreement in October. Officials came to terms on the deal after negotiating for a year - including part of that time under the direction of a mediator. “I appreciate the teachers work with the board in these difficult economic times,” said …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Board of Education and Cedar Grove Education Association have reached a tentative agreement following more than a year of contract negotiations.
Members of the Cedar Grove Board of Education and the district's teacher's union announced late last week they have reached agreement on a new contract. Although details of the tentative contract remain unclear, officials came to terms on the deal after negotiating for a year - including part of that time under the direction of a mediator. “We are presently working out the details to the tentative agreement,” Cedar Grove Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles said, adding the agreement must now be ratified by both parties. The Cedar Grove Education Association will present details of the agreement to members and hold a ratification vote, said Cedar Grove Education Association President Christopher Cannella. “After we have ratified, the board would…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Union members attend the Cedar Grove Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to show solidarity as new contract talks continue.
In a show of solidarity for a new contract, more than 30 teachers and members of the teacher’s union attended the Cedar Grove Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Although no teachers commented publicly, one teacher, who did not wish to be identified, said the teachers were at the meeting to show unity because they do not yet have a contract. “The teachers just want to see what's going on in the schools,” said Cedar Grove Education Association President Christopher Cannella. “It's always good to have the teachers attend meetings,” said Cedar Grove Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Polles. “We have a very good staff and it's good to see them involved at a board level.” Since their contract expired in June 2011, the teacher and board…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Both sides to meet with mediator next month.