Warwick Schools Release 2017 – 2020 Teachers Contract
WARWICK, RI — Four months after the Warwick City Council approved $3 million set aside for the School Department contingent on a settled teacher’s contract and six months after the agreement was ratified by […]
School Committee Cuts $1.3 Million, Including Chromebooks, Software, Tech Supplies
The Warwick School Committee cut $1.3 million to balance the FY2018 School budget during their special meeting Jan. 18, taking $250,000 budgeted for Chromebooks, $150,000 for software and $100,000 for technology supplies out of the spending plan, among several items.
Oakland Beach Classes Canceled Monday
The third in a series of en-masse teacher absences at individual Warwick Public Schools touched the Oakland Beach Elementary School Community at about 10 p.m. Sunday night as the district cancelled Monday classes.
Veterans Jr. High Classes Canceled Due to Teacher Absences
Classes at Warwick Veterans Jr. High School have been canceled today for elevated teacher absences as a dispute over a long-expired contract between teachers and the Warwick School Committee after a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Philip Thornton and School Committee Chair Bethany Furtado by the Warwick Teachers Union Tuesday.
Warwick Teachers Picket City Hall, Call for Contract Resolution
On Sept. 5, Warwick Teachers Union (WTU) membership met and voted to reject the Warwick School Committee’s Aug. 23 “final offer,” then rallied about 600 teachers for another picket of City Hall Sept. 7.
Warwick Teachers Union, School Department Differ on Contract Impasse Points
WARWICK, RI — A new contract between the Warwick Teachers Union and Warwick School Department, overdue since 2015, remains in the aspirational realm after the union rejected the district’s latest […]
School Committee to Discuss Union Talks, Funds Hinging on Agreement
WARWICK, RI — The Warwick School Committee’s meeting tonight at 5 p.m. will touch on union negotiations in executive session, followed by a review of budget items to be culled […]
UPDATE: Warwick School Committee OKs Mediated Teacher Contract, Union Rejects Deal
UPDATE – 3:07 p.m. July 12: Darlene Netcoh, president of the Warwick Teacher’s Union, said elements of the agreement, including class size and the assignment of special education teachers to […]
Bill Extending Union Contracts During Negotiations Passes Assembly
WARWICK, R.I. — The General Assembly has passed House Bill 5593 SUB A, extending expired contracts with teachers and municipal employees until successor agreements are reached, reversing the fortunes of the Warwick Teachers […]
Teachers Picket City Hall, Mayor Pledges Continued Advisory Role in Contract Negotiations
WARWICK, RI — A few hundred teachers picketed Warwick City Hall Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 till 4:30 p.m. to highlight complaints about poor working conditions and a lingering impasse on contract negotiations, […]
Thirty-Three Warwick Veterans Teachers Out Sick, Superintendent Skeptical
WARWICK, R.I. — Classes were disrupted today as 87 Warwick School teachers, including 33 at Warwick Veterans Middle School, called out sick, the cause of which was a point of disagreement between Superintendent Phil Thornton and Warwick Teachers Union Darleen Netcoh, representing opposing sides in a drawn-out labor dispute.
Teacher ‘Sick Out’ Threat Delivers 10 Percent of Teaching Staff Absent
Eighty-three teachers called out sick Thursday, the day after Superintendent Phil Thornton sent parents an email alerting them to rumors of a district-wide “sick out,” an appropriate move, he said, to apprise parents of the potential for a disrupted school day.