Negotiations set to continue between DEA and DPS

Negotiations set to continue between DEA and DPS (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Officials from Dayton Public School and the Dayton Education Association sat down for negotiations Thursday for the first time since the union members voted to strike if they can't reach a contract agreement, and negotiations are still set to continue Monday.

FOX 45’s Kelly May spoke with DEA President David Romick, who told her negotiations would continue, but would not comment specifically on the possibility of a deal.

The DEA filed their strike notice with the state Monday. They’re fighting for salary that’s competitive with surrounding districts, benefits that include healthcare, resources in their school buildings and respect from the district.

Both sides have said they are negotiating in good faith and they want to reach a contract agreement.

Meetings are still scheduled for negotiations on August 7 and 9, and officials have told FOX 45 they are willing to work through the weekend if it comes to that.

Teachers are scheduled to head back to school August 10, with students joining them August 15.

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