Pasco teacher contract negotiations near conclusion
The United School Employees of Pasco and the school district administration could wrap up months of contract talks this evening as they head back to the table with one key memorandum of understanding left to debate.
It's a big one, though.
The item up for review deals with teacher evaluations, and how they'll be used for everything from employment status to future reductions in force. The USEP has raised several concerns with the district's proposals over the past few months, leaving a deal unsettled despite early agreement on financial matters.
The administration put forth a new recommended plan a week ago (attached below), but expects a counterproposal when the sides come together at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Last year, the sides did not reach agreement until May.