I am sure some taxpayers would have preferred that we offered less to both the teachers and the administrators, but I don't believe they are being realistic when it comes to the negotiations. There is a significant change to the benefits plan in our offer, and it is imperative we gave something to teachers and administrators as an incentive to accept. As one person wrote in a Courier Times blog, there needs to be some give in the give-and-take process or it isn't a negotiation. We are confident that our offers are fair, and many in the public agree (apparently the Courier Times concurs). We hope the teachers and administrators will see it that way, too.
If you want to read the most recent article about our offer to the Administrators, click here.