LETTER: Time to Settle the Teachers' Contract
Chasan: "There seems to be no need to drag contract negotiations out any longer than necessary… Fix it, Please."
I attended the Framingham School Committee meeting and looked very carefully at the agenda for an announcement that the teachers' contract had been settled, but alas it was not there. So I asked the School Committee to please get it done.
Please settle this contract.
It needs to be addressed. I feel that it is not fair to the kids, or to the parents or to the Superintendent Dr. Scott. He has so much on his plate without this hot potato which was tossed to him when he arrived here just a few months ago.
Obviously, we are counting on the teachers to do an excellent job.
Today, it’s a different world than 30 years ago when I taught school. There is much more stress, more pressure, and the MCAS. No one needs the extra stress of the conflict about a teachers' contract.
So again, there seems to be no need to drag contract negotiations out any longer than necessary… Fix it, Please.
Town Meeting member, Precinct 4