Welcome back to school! I hope your summer went well. Our new academic year is underway. I look forward to working with you in our effort to provide an extraordinary educational experience for our students.
As you are likely aware, though our work year has begun, the College and MCCCFA have yet to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. Please know that the parties have been meeting over the past few months. Bargaining is progressing with the assistance of a state mediator. The issues they are addressing are challenging in these difficult times, but I am confident that both teams are doing their best to close the gap and reach a contract. Due to scheduling conflicts, the parties’ next meeting is scheduled October 4, 2013. I am hoping we will have reached an agreement by then.