Saturday, January 4, 2014
NBEA Statement: Let's set the record straight
New Bedford Educators Association Statement to our Members - January 4, 2014
The NBEA Leadership Team wishes to clarify statements attributed to New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell in today’s Standard-Times.
In the article New Bedford Teachers Get Support from Other Unions, Mitchell said, "The door has always been open for union leadership to talk with the superintendent. Dr. Durkin requested a regular meeting with the union president at the beginning of the school year. He (St. John) has yet to accept that invitation."
The Mayor’s statement could leave readers with the impression that there is no dialogue between the NBEA and the administration. This is absolutely untrue. We have met numerous times with Dr. Durkin and other members of the Central Administration to discuss our members' concerns.
Thanks for allowing us to set the record straight.
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