Local Teacher: New Contract Offer a "Scheme"

Jan 28, 2014

Asheville High School
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  School districts across the state have begun the process of what could lead to a new four year contract for a select group of teachers. The offer is the result of a bill passed during the last session of the General Assembly. 

Officials with Asheville City Schools have identified 241 faculty members who are eligible to receive a new contract. In a written notification teachers were told that the Superintendent and the Board of Education will offer the contracts to twenty five percent of the teachers but only following what has been described as a "robust" evaluation. 

In his written response, Asheville High teacher Howard Shepherd told school officials he insn't interested in the offer which includes the promise of a hike in pay.  He spoke with David Hurand.