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Columbus Board of Education Statement Regarding Negotiations with the Columbus Education Association - August 15, 2022

The Columbus City Schools Board of Education released a statement regarding negotiations with the Columbus Education Association (CEA).

Jennifer Adair, Board of Education President

“Today the Columbus Board of Education bargaining team requested that the federal mediator contact the Columbus Education Association (CEA) and ask them to participate in two negotiation sessions this week. Our team is fully committed to listening to our teachers and to serving the district with integrity.

“It is our sincere hope that CEA will meet with us and bargain in good faith. It is time to set aside the rhetoric so that together we can create opportunities for unity and resolution.

“We will swiftly and thoroughly review any comprehensive proposal from CEA and will be responsive and engaged in respectful bargaining. This is what our students and our entire school community deserve.”