Rutland County Teachers, Boards To Return To Negotiations

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Teachers in a striking school district and school boards are headed back to the bargaining table.

Representatives of the 70 teachers and the five schools of the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union are going to meet Wednesday with the help of a federal mediator.

Tuesday is the fifth day of the strike.

Negotiations between the teachers and boards broke down last week over work rules, such as the time teachers spend with students.

On Monday, the union said it accepted a federal mediator’s invitation to resume bargaining on Wednesday. Late Monday afternoon, a school official said school boards had agreed to join the bargaining session as well. The district is comprised of the towns of Ira, Middletown Springs, Poultney, Tinmouth and Wells.

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