The Stoughton School Committee is asking the Stoughton Teachers Association to make their next contract negotiating meeting an open meeting, allowing teachers and the public to attend, according to chairman Joyce Husseini. The two groups are scheduled to meet Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. in their next negotiating session.
The Stoughton Teachers Association president Andrea Pires had asked to have the entire school committee involved in the negotiating session to make sure the board was fully informed of the negotiations.
"The committee has asked me to extend an invitation to Andrea Pires, president of the STA to make the Jan. 27
negotiating meeting an open meeting so that not only will the school committee be able to hear the offers, but the full membership of the STA
(the teachers) and the public can be present as well," wrote Husseini in an email. "I have extended
this invitation to Ms. Pires and am waiting to hear her response by the
end of the school day tomorrow (Jan. 23). This would allow us sufficient time to post this as
required under Open Meeting Law. If they do agree to an open meeting, I will follow up with an announcement tomorrow (Thursday) evening. "