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NFT Rejects School Board's 'Council Rock' Proposal

According to school board President Ritchie Webb, it became apparent in Wednesday night's negotiation session that the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers have rejected the board's latest offer.

NFT Rejects School Board's 'Council Rock' Proposal

In Neshaminy's 57th negotiation session Wednesday night, school Board President Ritchie Webb said it became apparent that the Neshaminy Federation has rejected the board's Council Rock proposal.

During the half an hour meeting, the NFT presented the board with a new proposal that takes the Council Rock salaries, but adds costs and language from the union's expired contract, "making the proposal unacceptable," Webb said.

Read more: NSB Member to NFT: 'I Would Take That Offer'

Despite that, Webb said that the school board will "conduct a thorough analysis of the cost and educational impact" of the proposal before issuing an official response to the union.

Webb also expressed his "disappointment" that NFT leaders did not give its members the opportunity to vote on the Council Rock proposal.

Read more: NSB Approves Administrators' New Contract With No Salary Increases

"Instead of considering a good offer in tough, economic times, the union has taken the all too familiar path of asking for more than we can give," he stated.

The next scheduled negotiation session is scheduled for Oct. 24. The meeting scheduled for Oct. 15 was cancelled by Director of PA Bureau of Mediation William Gross.

Editor's note: Patch is waiting for a response about the meeting from the NFT. This article will be updated with their response once it is received.

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