Medford School District

Medford School District, Classified Workers Reach Agreement

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd June NewslaborMedford School District
A tentative agreement was reached Friday between the Medford School District and the teacher's union for classified workers. If ratified, the new contract would take effect Jul 1st. Classified workers will receive a 10 percent increase over the next three years. They will continue paying six percent towards PERS. Employees will also pay a larger portion of their health care expenses.Read More »

Medford School District Plans Purchases With Money Saved During Strike

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd April NewsMedford School Districtstrike
The Medford School District says it saved $725,000 while teachers were on strike for 11 workdays in February. District Chief Financial Officer Brad Earl says the district paid more than $2 million to keep schools open during the strike, but still came out ahead on the budget.Read More »

Medford Teachers Are Back At Work

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th February NewsMedford School Districtteachers
Teachers in the Medford School District have gone back to their classrooms after a strike. The school district and teachers said Friday they'd agreed on a contract. Details weren't immediately announced. A union ratification vote will be held as soon as Thursday. The Medford Mail Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1h64Wfz) teachers went to work from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Read More »

Medford School Schedule May Change, Students Stage Walkout

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th February Newscontract talksMedford School Districtstrike
The Medford School District may have to adjust the school calendar if a teachers strike continues after this week. Secondary education director Todd Bloomquist also told the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/MeuGuj ) the district may have to reevaluate high school graduations dates set for June. Teachers went on strike Feb. 6, and classes resumed Feb.Read More »

Talks Break Off In Medford Teacher's Strike

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th February Newscontract talksMedford School Districtstrike
Talks in the Medford teachers strike have broken off, and attendance has fallen below 50 percent. The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1gED9Rs ) that bargaining ended Thursday evening without a definite time to resume.Read More »

Medford Teachers Strike; No School Until Tuesday

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th February Newscontract talksMedford School Districtstrike
A teacher strike began Thursday morning in Medford after all-night bargaining. KDRV-TV (http://bit.ly/1iuTTMD ) showed picketers in front of the school district offices after a 6 a.m.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Teachers' Strike Under Way In Medford

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th February Newslabor disputeMedford School Districtteachers
After 20-plus hours of marathon negotiations, there is no agreement between the Medford School District and the Medford Teachers' Association and the strike is underway. There is no school today, Friday and Monday. The plan is to resume classes Tuesday with substitutes and a number of alternative classroom arrangements in place. Superintendent Dr.Read More »

Strike Looms As Teacher-Board Talks Break Down

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th January Newscontract talksMedford School District
The Medford School District and the union representing its teachers ended a state-mediated negotiating session with no deal. The Mail Tribune newspaper reports (http://is.gd/kvS8H1 ) Tuesday's session lasted nearly nine hours and there is no scheduled date for talks to resume. Issues that must be resolved include preparation time, compensation, early retirement benefits, insurancRead More »

MEA Holding Public Forum Concerning "Bargaining Crisis"

Medford teachers are holding a public community forum Tuesday night at the Fiesta Market in the old J.J. North's Restaurant building. The community is being invited to ask questions concerning what the Medford Edcuation Association describes as a "bargaining crisis." The Medford School District implemented their amended final offer before Christmas break.Read More »

Impasse Declared in Medford District-Teacher Talks

Teachers and the school board in Medford have declared an impasse in contract negotiations, a step toward a strike. The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1gJfD93 ) the two sides now seven days to present their final proposals, followed by a 30-day cooling-off period.Read More »

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