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Tentative teacher contract reached

Frank Fisher, of the Record staff

The Park City School District and Park City Education Association reached a tentative contract agreement on Monday at a closed session meeting at the district offices, said Nancy Scott, of the District offices. The tentative contract will now be presented to teachers for consideration. If approved by a majority of teachers, the contract will be voted on by the school board at the next board meeting on June 19. A majority of five board members has to approve a decision before it is ratified.

Mike Holland is the new head of the Education Association, taking over for Bob Burns and Jerry Fiat, who formerly co-headed the association.

Burns, who was involved in negotiations, said this year’s budget presented a considerably brighter picture than last year’s. He said he was pleased to be working with school board who he commended on their professionalism.

The negotiations went considerably faster than the 2007 negotiations which lasted nearly one year, just being completed two months ago. The 2007 negotiations were complicated by a dwindling district budget, limiting district spending on the largest portion of the budget, personnel.

Negotiations on the 2008 budget began in April, Scott said. She did not know how teachers, who are out of school until fall, will be contacted to consider the new contract.