Head of Neshaminy teachers union says contract agreement ‘within reach’

    Contract differences continue between Neshaminy School District and its teachers union. The District’s teachers walked out twice last year.

    The union’s leader says an agreement is within reach — but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of another strike in the Bucks County district before the end of the school year.

    There’s been some progress toward a contract resolution, but issues remain to work out, said Neshaminy Federation of Teachers President Louise Boyd.

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    “Some of the sticking points right now are the board’s attempts to take some of the language out of our current contract collective bargaining agreements that insure teacher participation and safeguards in terms of educational programs,” she said. “One of the big examples is class size.”

    Boyd said Neshaminy teachers and staff will continue to operate under the existing contract until the two sides reach a new deal. While a strike at some point before the end of the school year is still possible, she said union leaders believe an agreement is within reach.

    Members of the school board could not be reached for comment.

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