Akron teachers’ negotiations under more scrutiny with November levy looming
Posted January 28, 2012 in Press Releases
The Akron school board’s decision to sit out the March primary and instead try for a new-money levy in November raises the stakes at the bargaining table for teachers, whose two-year contract expires this year.
Both sides agree that a negotiation demonstrating the teachers’ willingness to sacrifice could help win support for a tax hike in tough times.
But how much sacrifice will be enough?
School officials, parents and voters in four area districts seeking new money on the March ballot