Teachers’ Union Contract Heading to Fact Finding – Bernardsville-Bedminster, NJ Patch

Although details are currently remaining under wraps, the Bedminster Education Association is about to head into fact finding with the board of education for the teachers’ contract.

According to Bedminster Business Administrator Phil Acosta, the most recent contract ended June 30, 2011, and the two entities have been working on negotiations since then.

The next step, Acosta said, is fact-finding, although he is not sure exactly when that will begin.

Acosta said there are a number of issues that the union and the board of education are discussing for the contract, but he declined to name specifics.

Pat Palmeri and Cheryl Mitchell, co-presidents of the union, said that due to confidentiality issues, they cannot discuss the specifics of the negotiations until after the fact finding process is complete.

But with the second school year without a contract already in session, Acosta said everything seems to be going well in the school district.

“Morale seems to be good,” he said.

via Teachers’ Union Contract Heading to Fact Finding – Bernardsville-Bedminster, NJ Patch.