Lawrence Teachers and School Board Reach Tentative Settlement

lawrence high schoolThe Lawrence School Board and the Lawrence teachers’ union have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, school officials announced this afternoon.

The agreement comes a few weeks after the Lawrence Board of Education and the Lawrence Township Education Association negotiations teams met with a state-appointed fact finder.

Both the union and the school board have agreed to the recommendations made by the fact finder and have reached a tentative settlement. Specifics of the new three-year agreement will be made public once the teachers ratify the contract and the school board formally approves it.

Teachers have been working without a contract since June 30 of 2014, and have been working under the terms and conditions of that contract since then.

β€œThe negotiations committee is thrilled to arrive at consensus with the LTEA on a contract that values the wonderful work of our staff, as well as the needs of our children,Β  taxpayers, and the Lawrence Township community,” said Laura Waters, a school board member
and chair of the negotiations committee.