The group representing the support staff in the Altamont school district announced last week that a strike could begin as soon as Tuesday if a contract agreements isn’t reached.
Altamont Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch has responded to the announcement of the potential strike, saying that it is the school board’s goal to come to an agreement. Additionally, Fritchtnicht said a plan is in place if a strike occurs. His comments are seen in full below:
“The Altamont Board of Education is planning for the upcoming collective bargaining session with the AESPA, which has been mutually scheduled by both parties for tonight (Monday, April 18) at 7:00pm at Altamont High School.
Every contract negotiation process has a resolution and it is the Board’s intent to come to a resolution on the outstanding matters with the AESPA. As a result of the AESPA’s press release, the Board and Administration of Altamont CUSD #10 are also finalizing plans in the event that a resolution is not reached on April 18th for a strike to begin as early as Tuesday, April 19th. Parents, students and community will be notified by the District’s School Messenger (phone notification system), Facebook page, Twitter as well as local radio of the status of school for Tuesday.”