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Published May 22, 2013, 02:41 PM

Dickinson teachers, school board at impasse

For the first time since the 1970s, the Dickinson Public School Board and the Dickinson Education Association have come to an impasse in contract negotiations.

DICKINSON, N.D. — For the first time since the 1970s, the Dickinson Public School Board and the Dickinson Education Association have come to an impasse in contract negotiations.

In talks on the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, the board offered $38,400 per year for new teachers, increasing to $40,200 per year in the second year, School Board President Kris Fehr said today. All other salaries would move up through the teacher salary matrix.

“It’s disappointing,” Fehr said. “I really feel that negotiations have gone fairly well this year, so it’s disappointing that this is where we ended up.”

Diana Stroud, president of the DEA, had no comment as of noon today.

The issue will now move to the Education Factfinding Commission, which will decide the issue.

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