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Monday night the Ridley School Board (RSB) rejected a state-appointed Fact Finder's report in their long-going dispute with the Ridley Education Association (REA) over a contract. The three main stalling points are: salary, health care, and teacher-directed prep time.
The chief negotiator for the district, told Barbara Ormsby of the DelCo Times the report "does not meet the needs of the taxpayers of the Ridley School District." Following this ,the RSB dunked the Fact Finder's report with a 9-ZIP vote. The Fact Finder ruled in favor of the school district's healthcare proposal and the district's points on teacher-directed prep time.
REA President Brian Forney told Barbara Ormsby of the DelCo Times the district has averaged $3 million in surplus for the past five years and "Despite these yearly surpluses, Ridley (residents) have not seen their taxes decrease,"
In state appointed arbitration, the vetoer has a 5-10 day reconsideration window to vote again before the intimate details of the fact finder's report are made public. When the report is open, Ridley School District residents can read the intricate details of the Fact Finder and very specific details of the negotiations that each side presented