Newport teachers wrapped up two days of training Thursday before the new school year starts after Labor Day. But their contract talks remain at an impasse. National Education Association of Rhode Island President Larry Purtill said there is still time to return to the bargaining table.
“Right now there’s nothing formally set up or any formal discussion but I would hope that would take place very quickly,” said Purtill.
The main sticking point is a contract provision that provides extra pay when class sizes go over the limit.