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Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Although the feuding business partners who manage the Navarre Beach pier are being allowed to stay on after a contract violation, they still face possible sanctions in Santa Rosa Circuit Court. Judge John Simon told Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox last week that they must soon end their four-month legal battle through supervised mediation. Read […]

District, union may head to mediation

District, union may head to mediation

Around 135 teachers attended the latest negotiation session between representatives from Santa Rosa County District Schools and Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE), the county’s teachers’ union. But district officials didn’t budge on their 2.18 percent salary increase offer and balked at the union’s push for a 3.72 percent hike, so the parties remain at an impasse. […]

Teachers’ union seeks federal mediation

Teachers’ union seeks federal mediation

Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE), the county’s teachers’ union, is seeking federal mediation to resolve negotiations with Santa Rosa County School District. The district wants to add  four furlough days into the teachers’ contract, which expired in August 2014. “We absolutely will not agree to it,” Rhonda Chavers, SRPE president, said, following a Jan. 14 negotiation session. Steve Ratliff, […]