Negotiations with Coeur d’Alene teachers have taken a positive turn just two weeks into the seating of a new school board majority. The board proposed a contract Monday that was a considerable improvement over a May version that took a bone saw to health insurance benefits. Under that plan, pregnant teachers would have faced a potential $15,000 out-of-pocket extraction for having their babies. The minimum monthly premium for a plan that did not cover prescriptions would have climbed to $333. It’s a stretch to even call a plan like that “insurance.” One teacher called the offer “insanity,” which was closer to the mark. The new offer will make cuts, too, but not so deep the patient dies/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here.
Question: Is that a fresh wind blowing in the Coeur d'Alene School District?