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More talks, but no deal, on a Nampa teachers’ contract

Nampa School District officials and the local teachers’ union still have no deal on the two big-ticket items on the bargaining table: unpaid furlough days and benefits cuts designed to erase a $3 million shortfall.

Both sides agreed to sleep on the proposals and counterproposals — and will meet again Friday morning.

The fact that Thursday’s two-hour bargaining session came and went without a deal is not necessarily a surprise. The two sides had already agreed to meet Thursday and Friday. But the clock is ticking. Existing master agreements — in Nampa and other Idaho school districts — expire on June 30.

For more, here’s a link to my story at Idaho Education News.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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