Teachers Union Contract Dispute Expected To Be Discussed At Upcoming Board Meeting

protest_boe_signThe Board of Education is expected to discuss the ongoing negotiations with the Teacher’s union at the upcoming Board meeting in hopes of resolving ongoing issues, a Board member confirmed to TLS. Hundreds of members of the LEA, the teachers union, have protested numerous times outside the BOE headquarters over the last few months in an attempt to secure a new contract with raises.

The teachers currently have a yearly contract with the District, but a Union contract has not been renewed for at least a year, as the workers attempt to secure raises from the District.

However, given the Economic situation, says a Board member, the Taxpayers just cannot afford to give raises. As it is, says the Board member, “the District has seen very few layoffs”, while Districts all around the Country continue to lay off teachers due to the economy.

Meanwhile, negotiations between the District and the Union have been ongoing for several months.

“The board is reviewing this matter as we speak”, Board Attorney Michael Inzelbuch said during a large protest at the District’s headquarters in May. “The Board of Educations wants to resolve this contract dispute with the teachers”. TLS-David K.

See video below of a large protest in May, 2011.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. It’s simple. The townspeople do not have money to pay for teacher’s raises. Therefore, for every one percent (1%) of raise they want there will be 6 teachers or 4 administrators that will get laid off.

  2. Teachers deserve more money. There is a terrible atmosphere that has been created at that school system (not created by the teachers)

    I say mozel to the taechers

  3. BOE is not a disgrace, The only disgrace is the apathy shown by parents of both public and private school children who either don’t vote or vote like robots.

  4. Quote ” but a Union contract has not been renewed for at least a year, as the workers attempt to secure raises from the District.”
    So the BOE is not a disgrace ?
    the fact that they do not have a contract for a year IS A DISGRACE !!!!

  5. BOE has money for other things besides teachers salarys of public schools. Stop giving everything to busses and giving to private schools,try charging those parents for thier fair share. If you want to know when the board meetings are go to the school website. There are other news infformation sites besides the scoop. Yes we all pay taxes,even those that don’t have children in school.

  6. Cut busing, the costs are the problem, courtesy busing, all other towns have cut, all other towns have contracts, Toms River just got there contract, we can afford to give something to the teachers, they now pay into there insurance, the pension has always been paid into.they did not have a contract all year and now going back to school with out another contract is a sin. The state will be here since they have a appt with there lawyer on Sept 6, let the state see where all the money is going. Let them put a end to this. These are grown people, the BOE needs to sit down like grown ups. Not cancel all the meeting like they did. We hope the state will be here very soon, watch out what they cut, busing will be touched.

  7. Lakewood continues to lose tenured teachers to other districts due to the instability of the district and money. I speak to board members, and I believe they try very hard to do the right thing for all children regardless if public or private school students. One key factor that must stop is the outside influence.

  8. The business of the BOE is to educate the public school students. If you choose to send your children to a segregate (by sex) and religious school, that is your choice. The students in the public schools still deserve an education with supplies, books, computer equipment etc as well as teachers who are paid a living wage!!! Cut all courtesy bussing and out of district tuition for special education classes that can be handled in house for much less money and you will find the money for books, supplies and salaries!!

  9. To number #15, get your info correct….. Lakewood salaries are very low, get all your info, the secretaries and the para’s make nothing.
    Some are there almost 20 years and not making 25,000 Mcdonalds pays more with lunch, but these people love children, there children attend and by the way look who works for the public school system,
    there not in there own, why is that??????? The board did nothing again this week, the state will be in watch after the meeting on sept 6.

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