A contract extension was ratified, which eliminated the need to bargain for a new contract. The extension is for four years. In the fifth year, the parties will meet to discuss a fifth-year extension, and the proposed pay increases for the fifth year have already been determined as well. February 2020.
The proposed contract extension can be viewed here: http://www.fntfo.org/fntfo/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-01-23-FNTFO-Contract-Extension.pdf.
It was approved by the board with only one change – that the professional development funding will be $15,000 per year, which is higher than the $10,000 per year that is in this proposal.
Absent an agreement to extend for the fifth year, this contract extension expires at midnight, June 30, 2024.