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Fairborn Teachers Head Into School Year Without Contract
FAIRBORN -- Teachers in Fairborn are heading into the new school year without a contract. The school board and union have not been able to agree on a new contract.
Brian McWhorter, the spokesperson for the Fairborn Education Association and Fairborn Classified Employees Association says he represents nearly 400 teachers and support staff.
He says the board voted to void their contract which expired June 30, "the board of education has attempted something that has never been done in the state. We want them to know repudiation is illegal," he said.
As of right now there is not a date set for another negotiation, "they're trying to say that the contract has been ripped up and is no longer in effect," said McWhorter.
The education association says so far negotiations have gone nowhere. The sticking issues include health care, benefits and the size of classes.
45 positions were cut this May after a levy failed.
"They've asked us to accept unlimited classroom sizes for teachers," said McWhorter.
As far as potential strike, the union says the motion isn't out there..yet.
Teachers start school August 19th and students arrive the 21st.
The board tells us they can not make any comment about ongoing negotiations.
The Fairborn Education Association plans to have a community meeting next Wednesday, August 14 at Community Park Amphitheater from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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