Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The NFT and Neshaminy School Board had a negotiation session previously scheduled for Tuesday night.
Prior to the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers going on strike for a second time this school year, the union and Neshaminy School Board were scheduled to negotiate terms of a new contract Tuesday night. Read more: Neshaminy Holds Public Interview for Superintendent Candidate However, school board President Ritchie Webb told Patch that the board will not be attending this meeting. He stated that state mediators John Cairns and William Gross were advised of the board's intentions and neither will be in attendance this evening either. In a NFT press release issued Monday, NFT President Louis Boyd stated that the union still planned on attending this meeting. "There will not be a further bargaining session until there is a mutually agreed date…
Monday, June 11, 2012
The striking Neshaminy teachers will return to classrooms this Wednesday.
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers has annouced that their second strike of the school year has ended. Neshaminy students in kindergarten through 11th grade will report back to school Wednesday and their last day of school will be June 27. NFT spokesperson Bob Schiers told Patch that the teachers have ended the strike effective immediately. They offered to return to classrooms Tuesday, however the school district requested they wait until Wednesday in order to have enough time to notify parents. Read more: NSB Withdraws Contract Offer to Teachers School board President Ritchie Webb said that representatives from the school district and NFT sat before Judge Robert Baldi this morning in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas to hear the …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Neshaminy teachers must return to their classrooms by June 15 to finish the school year.
At Tuesday's Neshaminy School Board meeting, officials announced that striking Neshaminy teachers must return to their classrooms by June 15. The school board's labor attorney Charles Sweet stated that state law requires 180 days of instruction to be completed by June 29. He also said that students have completed 169 days of instruction thus far, so they have to complete 11 more. PHOTOS: Neshaminy School Board Meets, NFT Doesn't Show With that, teachers must return to work by June 15. Sweet said that he expects the state's Department of Education to file an injunction with the Bucks County Court to ensure schools open by that date. Also at the school board meeting, school board members announced that they might be able to save The Learning…
Due to threats, NFT members did not attend Tuesday's school board meeting.
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Neshaminy community members voiced their opinions of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the second strike this year.
Members of the Neshaminy community turned out to Tuesday's Neshaminy School Board meeting to voice their opinions of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the second strike of the school year. The NFT was noticably absent from the meeting. The union announced several hours before the meeting that leaders advised union members to not attend the meeting amid concerns about numerous acts of violence against teachers, including an alleged death threat targeting a teacher that was posted on Facebook this past weekend. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter
Neshaminy School Board President addressed the death threats and acts of violence alleged by the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers.
Neshaminy School Board President Ritchie Webb rebutted statements made by the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers Tuesday evening about threats and acts of violence toward its members. Read more: NFT Will Not Attend School Board Meeting Due to Violence, Death Threats Just hours before Tuesday's Neshaminy School Board meeting, the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers announced that its members would not be in attendance. According to the union, NFT leaders advised union members to forgo attending the meeting amid concerns about numerous acts of violence against teachers, including an alleged death threat targeting a teacher that was posted on Facebook this past weekend. Read more: 'Very Little Negotiation' Occurs; 'Bitterly Disappointed' NFT to …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers announced that they will not attend Tuesday's school board meeting due to threats and acts of violence.
Members of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers will not be in attendance at Tuesday's school board meeting due to threats and acts of violence. According to a NFT press release, NFT leaders announced that union members will not attend the school board meeting because of concerns about numerous acts of violence against teachers, including an alleged death threat targeting a teacher that was posted on Facebook this past weekend. PHOTOS: Neshaminy Teachers Hit the Picket Lines The death threat and numerous acts of violence including verbal threats, cars swerving at teachers on the picket line, and eggs and other items thrown from cars at picketing teachers, are being investigated by law enforcement officials, as stated in the press release…
Find out what the board will be discussing tonight.
The Neshaminy School Board will meet tonight at Maple Point Middle School at 7 p.m. According to the agenda posted on the school district's website, the board will consider approving the furlough and demotion of certified staff tonight. The board will also announce items they will consider approving at the June 19 school board meeting. In addition, Superintendent Louis Muenker will continue to present his cost cutting ideas for the 2012-2013 budget. Click here to view the agenda for tonight's meeting. The school board meeting held during the last teachers' strike was heated. Click here to view photos and video from that meeting.
Monday, June 4, 2012
For the second time in 2012, Neshaminy teachers hit the strike lines outside of schools in the district.
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers hit the picket lines Monday, June 4 for the second time this school year. Patch will continue to cover all aspects of the strike as it happens. Click here for comprehensive and continued coverage of the Neshaminy Teachers' Strike.
Here are five things to know about the teachers' first day of the strike June 4, 2012.
1. The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers will hit the picket lines this morning. The union announced that it would go on a second strike and a failed negotiation session last Thursday confirmed that. 2. Since the teachers' strike will begin today, there will not be school for Neshaminy students. If you are in need of child care, click here for information about child care available through the Neshaminy Kids Club. This service will be available at Joseph Ferderbar, Samuel Everitt and Herbert Hoover elementary schools. 3. Neshaminy High School seniors were scheduled to take final exams this week, however that has changed due to the strike. Seniors will be exempt from their finals unless they chose to take them to boost their final grade. …