FCTA rejected a proposed contract with the BOE.
The Frederick County Board of Education says it will ratify the agreements it has with two of its three bargaining units.
The board is expected to vote on contracts with the Frederick Association of School Support Employees (FASSE) and the Frederick County Administrative and Supervisory Association (FCASA) during its meeting on June 27th.
The Frederick County Teachers Association rejected a new agreement with the Board of Ed, and the two sides are expected to go back to the bargaining table to try and hammer out a contract.
The agreements with FASSE and FCASA would give employees a salary step increase which will go into affect on December 1st, 2012. It would also increase insurance contributions by 8% beginning July 1st, 2012.
John Gates, the chief negotiator for FASSE, called the agreement "a move in the right direction." He says employees "would have preferred a July 1st implementation of the step increase, but not at the risk of having a furlough day imposed." Gates made his comments in a statement issued by the Board of Education.
Michael Bunitsky, the president of FCASA, also issued a similar statement about the contract. "While members are disappointed the increment will not be for an entire year, most understand that it represents positive movement for the first time in many years."
Representatives from both the Board of Ed and FCTA will be meeting soon to find common ground talk about their points of disparity, according to the statement issued by the Board of Ed.