The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) and the National Education Association - Shawnee Mission (NEA-SM), who are currently still negotiating a contract for certified staff for the 2019-2020 school year, engaged in a fact-finding session with a neutral fact finder, selected jointly by the two parties. SMSD and NEA-SM both presented information about the issues that are still under discussion between the two parties. This presentation follows individual sessions that SMSD and NEA-SM had with the fact finder in early December.
The fact finder will take the information from all of these presentations and present a report on recommendations to both parties in about a week. After that report is received, SMSD and NEA-SM will sit down again for another negotiation session, to see if they can come to agreement on a contract. If that bargaining session is unsuccessful, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education will make the final decision on a contract.
If you are interested in watching the fact-finding session, you can view it here.