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Letter: Teacher information

The Roaring Fork Schools have a proud tradition of using interest-based bargaining to identify and solve problems in the spirit of collaboration and trust. That spirit was recently tested when, as many of you know, the school district had to inform a number of staff members at GSMS, SES and CRES that they were being displaced or nonrenewed due to a decline in enrollment at those schools.

We are deeply sorry that this has caused real hardship and anxiety for many of our staff members, and we remain committed to going to extensive lengths to help them find positions in our district.

We also want to affirm, as the superintendent of your school district and the president of your teachers association, that we will continue working jointly in the spirit of collaboration to provide timely and accurate information, to problem-solve collectively to find more and better ways of supporting teachers affected by the staff reductions, and to avoid the kinds of divisiveness that undermine trust in one another and in our schools.

Because we owe you accurate and timely information, we have compiled a summary of the facts at http://tinyurl.com/RFinfosheet. We will continue to let you know as things evolve.

Rob Stein
Superintendent, Roaring Fork Schools

Rhonda Tatham
President, Roaring Fork Community Education Association

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