The following is a timeline of major events during the long-running contract dispute between the Waynesboro Area School District’s teachers and school board:
Jan. 7, 2010 — Both sides meet informally for the first time.
Feb. 18, 2010 — First formal bargaining session.
May 2010 — Teachers say their “starting point” is 5.7 percent raises per year. The school board proposes no pay increases.
June 30, 2010 — Last contract expires.
Nov. 29, 2010 — State-appointed fact-finder issues a report. Recommends 3 percent raise for 2010-11, followed by 3.5 percent for 2011-12 and 3.5 percent for 2012-13.
Dec. 9, 2010 — Board rejects fact-finder’s recommendations. Teachers had approved them as the possible basis of a new contract.
Dec. 20, 2010 — Teachers authorize a strike, although they never conduct that strike.
Feb. 15, 2011 — Seventy-five teachers protest at board meeting.
March 2, 2011 — Waynesboro Area School Board announces it is considering no increase for first year of the contract, followed by a lump sum payment for the second year and normal step/column movement for the third year.