Including wages and benefits, the district placed the total increase for its proposed package at 1.31 percent, compared to the union's opening proposal of 5.98 percent.
The Sioux City Education Association, which represents roughly 800 teachers, proposed raising annual teacher base salaries to $38,127 for the 2021-22 school year. That would amount to an increase of 4 percent.
Hinton schools made a similar change last week, hours after state officials announced new guidelines that no longer recommended a person quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 if both people wore masks.
The lawsuit argues that Gov. Kim Reynolds has exceeded her authority, local school boards have the primary authority over their education plans and her order violates her constitutional duty to protect the health and welfare of Iowa citizens.
“We are doing (students) a disservice by not opening these schools back up and getting them to school," Reynolds said. "But we have to be flexible, we have to think outside of the box, and we have to look at different alternatives.”
State authorities issued public health guidance for districts, but that was met with widespread condemnation from the education community. Educators were particularly upset that the guidance did not require or even recommend the use of face masks.
SIOUX CITY -- An arbitrator has ordered the Sioux City school district to revise classroom schedules for the 2019-20 school year to give more …
After Feb. 16, 2017, I heard three words across the bargaining table that sent chills up my spine and tears to my eyes.
SIOUX CITY -- Michaelle Miller is used to being in the middle of activity.
DES MOINES — Members of three unions representing state employees have reached agreements on new labor contracts that will boost their wages b…
SIOUX CITY -- The unionized teachers in the Sioux City Education Association are voting on a tentative agreement for wages in the 2019-20 scho…
SIOUX CITY | Bruce Lear taught high school for 11 years in Iowa before he shifted gears to become a union leader representing educators.
SIOUX CITY | A fifth-grader on a college campus stands out a bit. However, hundreds on a campus at one time shows that even at a young age, th…
While state lawmakers remain deadlocked in a weeks-long donnybrook over how much to spend on K-12 public education, the most basic metrics show Iowa students and resources have been largely unimpeded by such legislative struggles over the past 15 years.
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015:
As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad continues a push to expand the tools of K-12 school officials to address bullying, people from Sioux City will join the governor in a Tuesday event.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in October came to West High School in Sioux City and called on state legislators to move past the gridlock of the 2013-14 session. Give schools more tools to fight bullying, he said.
Conservative suspicion over the national standards known as the Common Core threaten to derail key parts of Gov. Terry Branstad’s education reform plans.