The Valley View Board of Education will hold a special executive session meeting Saturday morning to discuss collective bargaining with the teachers’ union.
Board president Steve Quigley said the discussion will center around next year’s contract with the American Federation of Teachers Local 604.
“This is just so we can talk about what we’re going to do going forward,” Quigley said, adding negotiations have yet to begin. “We haven’t even sat down with them.”
The current AFT contract expires June 30.
Quigley said the meeting is unrelated to discussions with members of the transportation union.
This week, the board heard from representatives of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3057. The union, which represents Valley View’s bus drivers and monitors, is opposing a proposal to contract bus service to a private company and has offered concessions as a way to cut costs.
Saturday’s board meeting is scheduled to start at 10:15 a.m., and the board will immediately move into closed session. Following the executive session, the board will move back into open session for public comment before adjourning.