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Saucon Valley teachers union meeting this afternoon

Saucon Valley teachers union approves arbitrator's report after school board votes it down

In a symbolic vote Thursday, the Saucon Valley teachers union approved a neutral arbitrator's recommendations, a report which was rejected by the school board earlier this week. Because arbitrator Timothy Brown's recommendations are nonbinding, the union and school board must both agree on them for them to become valid, meaning the board's decision takes the recommendations off the table. Union chief negotiator Rich Simononis said in an e-mail the union voted unanimously to approve the report Thursday, though he did not specify if all 180 union members were present for the vote. He declined further comment, so it's not clear whether there was any decision on...