Agreement to Be Ratified in Coming Weeks
On the evening of Tuesday, May 1st, the Burlington Education Association and the Burlington Board of School Commissioners reached a tentative contract agreement with Paraeducators in the District.
Board Chair Clare Wool took a break during an active board meeting on Tuesday night to address the agreement, saying to board and community members present, “as Chair and on behalf of the School Board, I highly value and deeply respect the work of our Paraeducators here in our Burlington School District, it is with that sentiment I am pleased to announce we were able to reach a tentative agreement today. I want to thank the Para-Negotiations team and our District Directors who worked very hard to accomplish a settlement.”
Superintendent Obeng said, “We are grateful for the work of the Paraeducators in our District and I am pleased that we have a path forward and this tentative agreement in place so that both our educators and our administrative staff can move forward working together for the betterment of our students, closing the achievement gap and raising the bar.”
The tentative agreement reached still needs to be ratified by both parties, and details will be published once ratified.