2006-10-28 / News

Vo-Tech teachers still without new contract

Teachers at the Seneca Highlands Area Vocational- Technical School in Port Allegany have been working without a contract since their previous pact expired June 30. Intermediate Unit Nine directors met privately this week to try and move negotiations forward. The 10 instructors, represented by a labor union, continue to work under terms of the old contract.

IU9 Executive Director Dan Wetzel confirmed that a state mediator will attend the next bargaining session on Nov. 1. Wetzel added that the two sides are apparently close to breaking the impasse and settling on a contract, with terms retroactive to June 30.

Students from Cameron County, Smethport, Port Allegany, Coudersport and five other school districts attend the Vo-Tech School.

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