GF Teachers and School District at an Impasse

Teachers and the Grand Forks school board made their case to the North Dakota Fact Finding Commission on Thursday after an impasse was declared in contract talks. School Board President Doug Carpenter says teacher demands would increase costs by 13-million dollars over the next two years while district will only see one-million in new revenues. The board is calling for a wage freeze. G-F-E-A President Tom Young argued it was unjust to solve the district’s temporary finances by damaging teachers. Commission Chair Dean Rummel says they’ll issue a report to both sides in seven to ten days.

Carpenter says the budget constraints are the result of no new dollars from the state. The report is not binding on the district.

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