WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Area School Board and its teachers union will return to the bargaining table Monday morning as they attempt to hammer out a contract deal before a June 15 deadline tied to health insurance.
The two sides first started negotiating in January 2010 in anticipation of the last teacher contract expiring June 30, 2010.
School board member Rita Daywalt said her side will present again two options largely developed through recent mediations.
The teachers union, Waynesboro Area Education Association, has expressed frustration that one of those options was not formally negotiated.
If an agreement is reached by June 15, the school board can make changes to its health insurance coverage for 2012-13, Daywalt said. Those savings can be used to provide pay increases, she said.
“We hope to reach a contract and resolve this issue,” union President Mike Engle said.
“I’m always hopeful ... (and) hoping for a little compromise,” he said.