D9-EPEA negotiations progress, but 3rd mediation is March 16

District 9 labor  negotiations continued Feb. 23 when bargaining teams met with the state mediator again. Issues remained after an 11- hour session and another session is set for Mar. 26.  According to a summary of the session from the district, four new agreements and a no-layoff suggestion marked progress in talks. The agreements cover…

Butte Falls cutting days and staff, studies charter

Butte Falls financial woes are definitely affecting students and staff. Ten school days and reduction in force were approved by the school board at the Feb. 7 meeting. Days cut include one that occurred Jan. 21. The next date is Friday, Feb. 25, Spring break will be extended to run Monday through Thursday, Mar. 28…

D9 extends spring break, 10 more days are tentative

School District 9 decided last week they could not wait any longer to make decisions, some definite, some tentative, on school days for the remainder of the year. Staff and parents need to be able to plan ahead as much as possible. Definite plans include extending spring break by two days. All schools and offices…

District 9 will cut 12 days by June; 36 staff in 2009-10

School District 9 is planning to cut up to 12 school days between now and the end of school, due to a lack of funds. “All district employees will be impacted by these cuts,” said Superintendent Cynda Rickert. A preliminary revenue report from the state is due to be released on Friday, Feb. 20 and…