Bd. of Sch. Dirs. of Wash. Ne. Supervisory Unionv.Cabot Teachers' Ass'n

Supreme Court of VermontFeb 23, 2018
2018 Vt. 24 (Vt. 2018)

SUPREME COURT DOCKET NO. 2017-186

02-23-2018

Board of School Directors of Washington Northeast Supervisory Union v. Cabot Teachers' Association and Twinfield Education Association


ENTRY ORDER APPEALED FROM: Labor Relations Board DOCKET NO. 16-60

In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter:

¶ 1. Appellant Board of School Directors of Washington Northeast Supervisory Union appeals the Vermont Labor Relations Board's conclusion that Appellees Cabot Teachers' Association and Twinfield Education Association did not commit an unfair labor practice by declining to engage in collective bargaining in a public session. Appellant's appeal hinges on its legal argument that collective bargaining negotiating sessions between the school board negotiations council and the teachers organization negotiations council are public meetings subject to the requirements of Vermont's Open Meeting Law. We rejected that argument in our decision in Negotiations Committee of Caledonia Central Supervisory Union v. Caledonia Central Education Association issued this day. See 2018 VT 18, ___ Vt. ___, ___ A.3d ___. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in that decision, we affirm the VLRB's ruling in this case.

Affirmed. [×] Publish [ ] Do Not Publish

BY THE COURT:

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Paul L. Reiber, Chief Justice

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Marilyn S. Skoglund, Associate Justice

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Beth Robinson, Associate Justice

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Harold E. Eaton, Jr., Associate Justice

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Karen R. Carroll, Associate Justice