Carlynton board, teachers reach five-year agreement
A contract agreement was reached Monday night between Carlynton School District and its teachers.
The school board unanimously approved a five-year agreement between the district and the Carlynton Federation of Teachers.
The teachers had been without a contract since the previous one expired on June 30.
“It is a contract much like the last one,” said David Roussos, board president. “Everyone got something but no one got everything.”
He said that while the negotiations were difficult, they also were productive and amiable.
In other business, the board approved the hiring of a sixth kindergarten teacher, most likely to teach at Crafton Elementary.
The number of currently enrolled kindergarten students combined with the number expected to enroll after the start of the school year puts the five kindergarten classrooms at a high capacity. Currently, there is no room for another kindergarten class in Carnegie.
Despite the hiring, issues remain, including how the district will determine which students go to the third Crafton class — that is, whether students who live in the Carnegie Elementary area will have to go to Crafton Elementary, where there is more room.
“I do not support forcing anyone to go from one school to another,” Roussos said.
The board discussed giving parents the option of voluntarily moving their children from one school to another. Board member Nyra Schell said students should go where there is room, regardless of their residence.
“It is a situation beyond anyone's control,” she said.
The board plans to pick up the issue at its Aug. 12 meeting.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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