NEWS BLOG (WSAU) There’s a tentative contract agreement between the Wausau Teachers Union and the Wausau School District. I’d love to tell you what’s in it. We don’t know. Both sides have agreed not to release any details until after the school board’s vote on Monday.
This is an outrage.
What if the contract was tilted heavily towards the school board, with deep teacher cuts that would increase class-size? Wouldn’t parents want a chance to object before the final vote?
What if the contract was a sweetheart deal for teachers, with a big pay raise that will drive taxes higher? Shouldn’t taxpayers have a chance to sound off before it’s a done deal?
In reality, the contract is neither. But the public should still have a chance to hear the details and tell the school board what they think.
The school board will vote on the contract Monday. School board members should vote ‘no’ on ratification so the public can review the agreement. Then the school board can take a vote a month from now after letting their constituents weigh in.
Operations Manager-Midwest Communications, Wausau
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UPDATE - The Wausau Daily Herald agrees. They are running a front-page editorial on Friday: http://tinyurl.com/ydtbreu