ASHLAND -- The Ashland City Teachers' Association expressed its dismay at the most recent "Last Best Offer" to a contract recently issued by the district's board of education.
On Tuesday, the union issued a press release titled: ACTA is Always Committed to Ashland Students.
It reads as follows:
"On Monday, Nov. 18 at the Ashland City School District Board meeting, Dr. James Wolfe, the Board president, stated that the Board would present the Ashland City Teachers’ Association with an updated “Last Best Offer.” The document presented to the Negotiations team on Friday, Nov. 22 was a recommendation that ACTA should present an updated supposal to the Ashland City School Board for consideration.
"This updated document was not a Last Best Offer and therefore carried no authority from the Board. The ACTA does not feel that this is bargaining in good faith on behalf of the Board.
"The ACTA membership has not seen sufficient movement on the Board’s current proposal and rejected giving it back to the Board by a decisive vote. We believe that the content and form of the supposal fails to meet our membership’s concerns.
"The Ashland City Teachers’ Association will be holding an Ashland City School District Financial Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, in Jack’s Place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center Street at 6:30 p.m.to explore financial issues in the district. This event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend this important meeting."