From the Pennsbury School District:
In a 75-minute session, the chief negotiator for the Pennsbury School Board met face-to-face with negotiators for the Pennsbury Education Association (PEA) on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
“We continued our discussion on the Memoranda of Understanding associated with the contract and made some progress in defining our differences,” said Jeffrey Sultanik, the chief negotiator. “However, I was disappointed that the association did not have a proposal ready, as previously stated. In fact, they are now requesting salary information from the 2010-2011 school year, which leads me to believe that the association is trying to frame a retroactive salary demand that we expect we will see at the next scheduled negotiation session on December 18th.” Mr. Sultanik concluded, “That will be a complete non-starter. It is my understanding that the School District does not have any funds available for a retroactive payment, nor would the Board support it.”
Several Pennsbury administrators attended the session with Mr. Sultanik to answer questions if needed. They were Business Administrator Daniel Rodgers, Human Resources Director, Bettie Ann Rarrick, and Financial Services Director, Joanne Godzieba. Present at the meeting to represent the PEA were UNISERV representatives Karen Stranz and Brad Gross, and PEA President George Miller, along with PEA members Bev Esling, Brad Klotz, and Lynn Vitale.
Pennsbury Talks Described as 'Cordial and Professional'