Settlement reached for HEA and the BOE

In a joint statement from the Haddonfield Education Association and the Board of Education, both parties were pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached.

In a joint statement from the Haddonfield Education Association and the Board of Education, both parties were pleased to announce that a settlement was reached in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The HEA’s contract expired at the end of June, and both the board and the HEA agreed to mediation in September. The Haddonfield Education Association met with a state-appointed mediator in a closed session earlier this month, but the two sides did not reach a settlement. After a lengthy journey, both parties finally came to an agreement at 2:45 a.m. according to HEA Co-President Stacey Brown-Downham

“We thank everyone for their support and look forward to ratifying the agreement in the new year and getting back to what we love without the worry of an unsettled contract,” Brown-Downham said.

Although the details of the contract can not be released until the ratification meeting is held, the HEA believes the contract is “fair” and “in the best interest”of the HEA, while keeping in line with state averages according to Brown-Downham.

“I am pleased to notify you (the public) that the Haddonfield Board of Education and Haddonfield Education Association have come to a tentative settlement agreement for a three year contract,” said Board President Adam Sangillo.

The ratification meeting date has not been determined.