To the editor:
The following statement has been issued following
the Sept. 22 meeting of the New Holland-Middletown Board of
"The NHMEA is
disappointed by the Board of Education's rejection of the contract
tentative agreement reached between the parties on August 20, 2010.
team bargained in good faith and reached a fair agreement with the
Board of Education that our members overwhelmingly ratified.
"We expect to hear
from the five Board members who were not at the bargaining table as
to what they found to be objectionable about the tentative agreement
that those Board members who were involved in negotiations
recommended the entire Board vote to approve.
parlance, 'The ball is in the Board's court.'"
Diane Bicknell, president of the New Holland-Middletown Education
September 30, 2010]
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