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Teacher-Board Talks To Resume Next Tuesday

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The chief negotiators för the Ann Arbor Board of Education and the Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) will [resume their talks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Association's office, 217 Jackson PI. ' Tact-finding in the contract negotiaItions concluded this week with the recommendation that both parties return to the bargaining table within the next 30 days. The talks Tuesday will be the first since the decisión to go to fact-finding, according to William Stewart, public information officer for the public schools. Herman Healy is the chief negotiator for the AAEA and Terry Crane the chief negotiator for the school board. Earlier this week, Prof. Keith Groty, fact finder representing the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, urged both groups to resolve their remaining issues of disagreement. Groty had declared that "there appear to be no g r e a t discrepancies in the budget and I find no indication at this time cf extra monies available unless programs and services are cut." He added. however, that "I cannot ignore the fact that there is a responsibility to compénsale with a fair and equitable wage in the austerity year, and this should have a primary focus in setting up a budget."