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Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

KPS employees meet at Miller Auditorium for the beginning of the school year kick off.  KEA members wore black and remained silent in an effort to show their displeasure with contract negotiations. Photo Credit / Amanda Miller

Anna Kushner

October 21, 2017

If you were to walk into Miller Auditorium on August 28, 2017, you would have seen a sea of black-clothed teachers sitting silent in solidarity. Every year the Kalamazoo Public Schools District adopts a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. From this budget the district then adopts a teacher salary co...

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