Syracuse Teachers Association president Kevin Ahearn says he will meet with school superintendent Sharon Contreras in the wake of 95 percent of union members voting no confidence in Contreras.
Ahearn says professional issues like teacher evaluations are very important matters to resolve with Contreras. But he says their members also include food service workers, hall monitors, and teaching assistants, and he says they were a part of that 95 percent too. That's why school safety will also be a major topic of consideration.
The no-confidence vote was announced at Wednesday's school board meeting, with the union asking the board to set a date for Contreras' departure. But that's on hold after Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner asked for the meeting between the union and Contreras.