OGDEN — The Ogden School Board on Monday night approved a 2013-14 school-year contract with the Ogden Education Association, which represents teachers at the district’s three high schools, three junior highs and 14 elementary schools.
“I was very encouraged with the collaborative bargaining we did with the district,” said Matt Ogle, executive director of Ogden Weber UniServ, which helped represent OEA teachers during three months of negotiations.
“Everyone came to the table with the intent to negotiate a fair agreement. We’ve come a long way in two years.”
Ogle said he was not here in summer 2011, when contract negotiations stalled and the Ogden district gave teachers an ultimatum to sign a non-negotiated contract or lose their jobs. Teachers held protest rallies, but ultimately, all but one signed the contract.