To the Editor...Barnum teachers disappointed with school board’s decision
By: Linda Redetzke, Pine Journal
To the Editor:
Members of Education Minnesota-Barnum are disappointed in the board’s decision to hire an attorney for contraction negotiations. We feel this move is neither an efficient use of taxpayer dollars nor an effective method of settling our contract. We would prefer to see the funds spent on attorney fees go instead toward educational objectives. We also have faith in the arbitration process and would prefer to use a neutral third party arbitrator to reach an agreement. We believe it is possible for all of us, as members of the educational community, to reach a reasonable settlement that ensures an equitable outcome for Barnum educators and supports quality teaching and learning in our district.
Linda Redetzke, president