TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Teachers union officials in Traverse City are "appalled" that the school district posted details about ongoing contract negotiations on its Web site, according to a report in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
Traverse City Education Association President John Scrudato said that, "This was done to make the teachers look like greedy, foolish people," while Superintendent James Feil said the district posted the summary of contract proposals to halt the spread of inaccurate information, the Record-Eagle reported.
Feil said he wants the district's 640 teachers and others to be aware of what the district is offering, according to the report.
Scrudato told the Record-Eagle that the summaries contain some errors.
The latest contract expired more than a year ago. According to the posted information, negotiations are stalled over salary and step increases, health insurance payments, class size, preparation time and extracurricular compensation, the Record- Eagle reported.
Traverse City Record Eagle, "TCAPS releases contract details, riles union," June 16, 2009
Michigan School Databases, "Traverse City Area Public Schools Master Agreement with Traverse City Education Association, Sept. 1, 2004 - Aug. 31, 2007"