WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Wichita School District and its teachers union have declared an impasse in contract talks following a heated negotiation session that district officials called adversarial.
The Wichita Eagle reports the district will seek federal mediation to settle the contract dispute with its 4,000 teachers after talks broke down Wednesday.
Negotiations began in March on a new contract to take effect in August. Major sticking points have included teacher evaluations, lesson plans, dress codes and classroom discipline.
A lawyer for the district, Tom Powell, says the union started the negotiations on a negative note by insisting on recording the talks.
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