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Negotiations Update: Fifth Successful Negotiations Session with UTSWC

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) and the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC) entered into their fifth negotiations session on Aug. 17. 

The SoWashCo Schools negotiations team worked with union leadership on several proposals and agreed to continue the current contract language for collapsed classroom compensation. A tentative agreement was reached to renew the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for non-student contact days.

Discussions expected for the next negotiations session include:

  • Language for emergency closings
  • Leave for new parents
  • Paid absence leave (PAL) investment options
  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) proposals

The next negotiations session is scheduled for Aug. 27 at UTSWC offices.