No progress was reported Wednesday on negotiations between the Hamburg Teachers Association and the Hamburg Central School District on a teacher evaluation plan.
Negotiations broke off Tuesday after the union said an administrator told some staffers their jobs could be affected if the plan was not approved. The administration told union negotiators the comment was not meant to be taken as a threat, according to John Mrozek, president of the union.
Teachers met into the evening Wednesday, but did not meet with district officials, one teacher said.
Erie 1 BOCES Superintendent Donald Ogilvie said he was in contact with union and district officials Wednesday, and has offered to help the two sides.
New York State set a deadline of Thursday to have the evaluation plans approved by the state Education Department, or districts will lose state aid. Hamburg is one of the only districts in the state that have not submitted a plan approved by teachers and the district, and could lose $450,000 in aid.