I met with the RTA leadership team this afternoon to discuss potential concessions that could significantly reduce the number of mid-year layoffs slated to occur in January. According to RTA leadership, it is highly unlikely concessions will be made before the Thursday, December 19th Board of Education meeting
, due to RTA protocols. The RTA released a survey to its members to obtain feedback regarding the concessions that members are willing to make to reduce the number of mid-year layoffs. Responses are currently being tabulated. The RTA leadership team will be meeting with their representative assembly members later this afternoon. However, given the time remaining before the Thursday Board of Education vote, it is doubtful that any concessions will be finalized prior to that time. I am willing to continue discussions as frequently as necessary between now and Thursday.