By Melanie Yingst
TROY — Dozens of Troy City Schools teachers filled the Troy Memorial Stadium’s alumni room wearing Trojan red and gray as a sign of solidarity at the board of education’s regular meeting on Monday.
Troy City Education Association president and gifted educator Leigh Ann Fish said their union’s contract expired on July 31 and the union is at an impasse with Troy City Schools.
Representatives of the TCEA did not speak during the public comments during the meeting.
President Stephen Lucas adjourned in to executive session to discuss contract negations following the regular business portion of the meeting.
“There will be no official business taken as a result of this executive session,” Lucas said.
Employees of Troy City Schools negotiated a district-wide wage freeze in 2012. The wage freeze projected to save the district $6.4 million. The TCEA amended its contract on March 29, 2011.
“We were just here attending a meeting,” said Fish after the meeting was adjourned. “We have not reached settlement yet. It expired July 31st. We’ve reached impasse and we’re looking for a second day of mediation. We are working without a contract right now.”