Chico teachers picket school board meeting

Mar 26, 2015 1:14 PM by News Staff

The Chico Unified Teachers Association spent Wednesday afternoon picketing the Chico Unified School District Board meeting in lieu of a potential strike that could start as early as next month.

The Chico Unified Teachers Association came to rally to show they still wish to negotiate for a fair contract following a fact finding and mediation period.

The CUSD is currently at an impasse in contract negotiations with the Chico Unified Teachers Association. Both sides are going through mediation and fact finding in an effort to reach an agreement.

School officials say this 40 day waiting period, which ends April 10, is a confidential period however an offer has been put on the table.

The teachers association has planned a parent-community meeting March 31 at the Masonic Lodge. Meanwhile the school district has kept negotiation efforts posted on their website.

A potential strike could lead up to as many as 612 teachers not coming to work. District officials say that in the event of a strike, school will not be canceled, and the district has already placed advertisements for substitute teachers in the Chico Enterprise-Record.


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