VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The Valley City Education Association petition hearing against the Valley City School District will be held today at 1pm in the Barnes County Courthouse.
North Dakota United facilitator Deanna Paulson who represents teachers who are members of the VCEA said negotiations failed after members of the Valley City school board made an adjustment in a section of the state Fact Finding Commission report concerning healthcare.
Earlier this year the school board attempted to issue unilateral contracts to teachers with changes in section three of the Fact Finding Commission report according to Paulson. She said teachers never agreed to the school board’s alteration of the negotiated agreement and that will be the focus of this hearing on April 16 in Valley City.
Earlier this year Valley City School board chairwoman Joyce Braunagel said the adjustment in the healthcare section of the negotiated agreement was made on the recommendation of state Fact Finding Commission Chairman Dean Rummel after the final report was issued to the public.