After three negotiation meetings, the board decided in late October to get a mediator involved and the two sides met again on Dec. 1. But because the board asked for mediation, they have to be the ones to ask for another meeting.
“I think at this point it would be best if we had a mediator,” Mollberg said. “I think both sides have just gotten so emotional and upset about many things.”
Grand Forks teachers “overwhelmingly” voted in favor of the new two-year teacher contract Wednesday, according to union representative Brad Srur. The new contract means a 4.4 percent salary increase this year and a 4.8 percent increase during the next school year, along with big changes to the district's salary schedule.
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