Friday’s priority school negotiation update.

Based on the information being supplied to me by board leadership and the negotiation team, which is very, very little,  I am left to conclude that the negotiations have led to a substantial impasse. It would seem possible we are likely to see an iteration of MOUs that contains such onerous conditions such as control of our buildings, budgetary approvals eliminated, and principals and teachers on the chopping block.

I would, of course, be in a better place to communicate accurately to our stakeholders if board leadership would not actively withhold DOE communication from the board or if the DOE would not continue to disrespect our board by sending communication to only one member or just to the district. After such a tremendous process thus far, I am dumbfounded by this late breaking run at secrecy.