NORWICH Following ratification by union members and the BOCES board, it is official that the teachers, therapists and various other professionals have come to a finalized contract agreement with BOCES administrators.
It has been a long, hard process, said President of the BOCES Teachers Association Kay White. It is a fair agreement.
After two years of contract debates, White said the turning point came when she and her husband Steve, the head union negotiator for the union, met with BOCES Board President Tim Thomas and Superintendent Alan Pole in a face to face meeting.
I am pleased the contract has been ratified by both the teachers and the BOCES board. I believe it is a fair contract and we are pleased to have an agreement in place through 2011, said Pole.