Coatesville teachers reject fact finding report

Talks to continue, after health care, work rules prevent deal By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times CALN — Close, but no cigar. While the Coatesville Area School District Board of Education moved quickly to approve a fact finder’s report Tuesday night to resolve a long-standing contract dispute with its teachers, the district’s teachers — who had requested the report — while saying they largely...

Coatesville teachers make their case to the public

Coatesville Area Teachers Association President Audra Ritter makes a point during Saturday’s Coffee With CATA event. By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area Teachers Association held its second Coffee with CATA meeting Saturday morning at the Steelworkers’ Union Hall in the city to speak publicly on the contract negotiations with the Coatesville district...

CASD board declares impasse in teachers’ contract talks

Union seeks state Fact Finding for potential new pact UPDATED: 8:30 p.m. Adds comment, detail from teachers’ negotiator. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Coatesville Area School District announced Wednesday it declared a contract talks impasse with the district’s teachers as the district’s teachers’ union is seeking fact finding through the state’s Labor Relations Board...

Letter: Why can’t the CASD board negotiate a contract

To The Editor, As of August 2016, the Teachers of the Coatesville Area School District have been working under an expired contract and have been negotiating since January 2016. Over the past 13 months, there has been very little movement by the School Board to find mutual ground with the teachers to reach a new, fair and equitable Agreement. The teachers in Coatesville are the lowest paid in Chester...

CATA hosts multicultural cafe event

School district employees, local police volunteer for event By Lauren Parker- Gill, Staff Writer, The Times Sistah Mafalda, Cultural Ambassador of Dance and internationally known drummer, storyteller and teaching artist shared stories of Africa through song and dance with students and families. COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area Teachers’ Association recently hosted a multicultural café event...