It's been a long road for the El Centro Elementary School District in its contract talks. We have found many reasons to hammer both sides of the issue over the failure to reach an agreement and the effect such a failure has had on the quality of education.
Now, it appears an end to the dispute could be in sight. Negotiators for both sides of the dispute met for a 12-hour session recently and while neither side gave specific information about the talks, both sides said they moved closer to an agreement. In fact, for the first time since the talks have been taking place, the two sides seemed to have much kinder words to offer on the issue.
What the two sides stated was that it might be possible to reach a contract agreement before the end of the school year. Another round of talks is expected to take place in June.