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Another teacher — the local union head — leaves Nampa district

(UPDATED, 2:57 p.m., with news that Simpson will take a teaching  job in Boise.) Throughout the prolonged and sometimes testy labor negotiations in Nampa, teacher turnover has been a recurring theme. And now Mandy Simpson — president of the Nampa

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Amidst rising turnover, teacher retention becomes an issue in Nampa

With teacher turnover rates projected at 18 to 20 percent, Nampa teachers took to the school district parking lot Tuesday night. Nearly 100 teachers and community members participated in an hour-long tailgate party preceding the School Board meeting, serving up

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Amidst labor dispute, Nampa teachers’ union plans tailgate party

On Tuesday night, the Nampa School Board will meet to get organized for the year ahead — to elect a new board chairperson and formally welcome newly elected Brian McGourty and Mike Fuller to the board. But as the board

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Meridian union calls negotiations impasse ‘unnecessary and hostile’

Labor negotiations may be over in Meridian. But the debate isn’t. On Monday evening — hours after the Meridian School District put an end to 2013-14 negotiations, declaring an impasse — the head of the local teachers’ called the move

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The latest from Nampa: District, union spar over insurance issues

Because the Nampa School District failed to reach an agreement on employee health benefits, district employees could now face millions of dollars in federal fines, the head of Nampa’s teachers’ union said Friday afternoon. During Friday morning’s failed contract negotiations, the

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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

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A.G.: School boards can likely impose contract terms

As school districts and local teachers’ unions try to reach contract agreements by a July 1 deadline, the law appears to give management an upper hand. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden Districts probably can issue teacher contracts based on their last

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