After three days of failed negotiations in mid-March, the Middleton Teachers Assocation has filed a lawsuit against the Middleton-Cross Plains School District claiming that the district did not bargain in good faith.
"We don't trust them," said MEA attorney Willie Haus. "They have not earned one iota of our trust."
"Over the past contract term of two years, the district has incurred arbitration expenses in excess of $240,000," said School Board President Ellen Lindgren.
The MEA claims that unlike other area school districts that agreed to contracts with teachers unions with fiscal concessions, the district presented a contract that would require fiscal concessions in addition to making other changes to the contract.
"They act like (Gov.) Walker's law is already in place and they are going to take full advantage of it," Haus said.