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.