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Archive for Friday, October 30, 2009

25 years ago: Teacher salary negotiations continue

October 30, 2009

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Teachers and fact-finders in the current board of education contract dispute were studying the latest proposals with an eye to getting a pack signed as soon as possible. There had been no disruptions in the schools due to the negotiations. Fact-finders in the impasse had said that the school district’s 10 percent salary offer was reasonable and should be accepted.

The Kansas Corporation Commission decided not to take immediate action on who should regulate Lawrence’s privately owned natural gas utility — unless the question was brought to the board “formally.” If there were no such requests, the city would continue to oversee the gas utility, which recently had been bought by Missouri Public Service of Raytown. The Lawrence operation of the utility was unique since the KCC was the final source for most such operations.

The local school board was reviewing the state’s open meetings law after there had been questions about several allegedly “secret” meetings. State experts were to be queried on policy.

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