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Columbus School Board engages in negotiations with teachers’ union

Superintendent of Education Dr. Talisa Dixon wants the union to vote on what the board has called the final proposal.

Columbus, Ohio — Member of Columbus City Board of Education At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, we addressed ongoing negotiations with the Columbus Education Association.

The board meeting was the first meeting of the 2022-23 school year.

Jennifer Adair, Managing Director, said: “Suggestions that you don’t want to negotiate or walk away are false.

Board members participated in an hour-and-a-half executive session as soon as the meeting began.

Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon wants the union to vote on the proposal.

“We are prepared for all possibilities, but our focus remains on laying the groundwork for students to return to school,” Dr. Dixon said.

10TV spoke with union president John Conegrio.

“For us, there is no final offer, we have a tentative agreement and have not reached that stage yet,” Connerio said.

Coneglio said he plans to ask teachers to allow 10 days of strike notice.

“The school district gave us a so-called final offer as an attempt to dictate rather than negotiate with us. We’re going to fight for the school…we said…we’re going to do this over and over again.I hope the board gets back to the negotiating table,” he said.

Connerio said they are fighting to reduce class sizes, add more psychologists and nurses, and improve conditions in schools.

According to board members, the average class size is now no more than 22 people, and funds have been allocated for necessary building air conditioning.

“Our students see what we do, and we want them to see us working together for their benefit,” said Christina Vera, one of the board members.

The CEA plans to vote on this proposal this Thursday.

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Columbus School Board engages in negotiations with teachers’ union

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