Sep 6, 2012 1:42 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Douglas County breaks with teachers union

CASTLE ROCK (AP) - A suburban Denver school board that has been in an extended standoff with its teachers union has decided to break off talks with the teachers, but not to send an anti-union proposal to voters.

The Douglas County School Board voted Wednesday night to end contract discussions with the union. The last one expired in June.

The teachers and the school board could not agree on a pay-for-performance plan and the district's desire to remove the union as the exclusive bargaining unit representing the teachers.

The Denver Post reported that school board members concluded they didn't need to go to voters in order to break off talks with the union and no longer pay union leaders' salaries with public funds. The union contends the board realized the ballot vote would have been illegal.

Information from: The Denver Post

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