Contract Negotiations

Timeline of Negotiations

In an effort to keep all staff and our community informed about upcoming contract negotiations we will update you on our progress here.

The current teachers contract expires on June 30, 2017.
View Current Teachers Collective Bargaining Agreement

Colchester School Board Negotiations Team:
Craig Kieny, Director
Curt Taylor, Director
Lincoln White, Director

Colchester Education Association (CEA) Negotiations Team:
Joe Cheney, Teacher & CEA President
Tara Sharkey, CHS Teacher
Kate Ellingson, MBS Teacher

Meetings will be held in the Media Center (Library) at Colchester High School.

Meeting Dates
  • December 13, 2016, 6:00pm: First joint meeting between CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams to discuss ground rules and meeting dates.
  • January 10, 2017, 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
    • At this meeting the CSD and CEA agreed to ground rules.
    • At this meeting both sides exchanged initial proposals and asked clarifying questions.
  • January 31, 2017, 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
    • At this meeting both sides presented supporting rationale for their proposals and asked clarifying questions.
  • February 13, 2017, 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
  • February 23, 2017, 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
  • March 14, 2017, 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
  • March 28, 2017 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
  • April 11, 2017 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.
  • April 20, 2017 (tentative to confirm), 6:00pm: Meeting of CSD and CEA Negotiations Teams.

The current support staff contract expires on June 30, 2017.
View Current Support Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement

Colchester School Board Negotiations Team:
Mike Rogers, School Board Chair
Craig Kieny, Director

Support Staff Negotiations Team:
Amy Latulippe, CMS Autism Interventionist
Patricia Ward, CMS Guidance Admin Assistant

Meetings will be held in the conference room at Central Office.

Meeting Dates
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30pm: Meeting of CSD and Support Staff Negotiations Teams

Contact Us

Do you have a question for the School Board?

Email: schoolboard@colchestersd.org
Phone: 802.264.5999

Correspondence to board members should be sent in care of the Colchester School District at:

Colchester School District
PO Box 27
Colchester, VT 05446-0027

All submissions must be received before noon on the third Tuesday of every month.
We look forward to hearing from you!