TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Education official confirms Elizabeth Forward fact-finding session schedule

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 2:21 a.m.
 

A Pennsylvania State Education Association official said a fact-finding hearing is scheduled for Tuesday as the latest step in Elizabeth Forward School District teacher contract talks.

“Yes, the (Elizabeth Forward Education) Association requested fact-finding from the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board after progress wasn't being reached in negotiations,” PSEA UniServ representative Christine A. Cortazzo said in an email Thursday. She said the hearing is slated at the district offices in Elizabeth Township.

EFEA represents approximately 180 teachers at the district's high school, middle school and four elementary schools.

“We hope the fact-finding process will result in a favorable contract for both the association and district,” Cortazzo said.

After a special Elizabeth Forward school board meeting on Wednesday, district Superintendent Bart Rocco said the district and EFEA have had “eight or nine sessions” since January.

The teachers' previous five-year contract with the district expired on Aug. 31. Classes began for the fall in Elizabeth Forward on Sept. 5.

Elizabeth Forward is one of three area districts where teachers are working under expired contracts. Talks also continue in East Allegheny and Duquesne City school districts.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Steel Center celebrates 50 years
  2. 71-year-old among 2 charged in several Pittsburgh area burglaries
  3. Elizabeth Township Commissioners approve phone system upgrade
  4. Homestead to celebrate one of its own at jazz festival
  5. East Allegheny negotiator responds to proposal from striking teachers
  6. Flexible-use building in the works for Duquesne
  7. McKeesport Area, South Allegheny districts upgrade school security
  8. McKeesport Rib Festival wraps up with Monday concert, fireworks show
  9. McKeesport Area teacher fired amid sex scandal returns to school
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.