The following joint statement was issued on Friday, February 12, 2021 by Hamilton Township Board of Education members Richard Kanka, Pamela Kelly, and Dina Thornton, and HTEA President Frank Gatto and Vice President Pasqualina Adinizio:

“The Board Negotiations Committee and the HTEA Negotiations Committee have reached a Memorandum of Agreement for a three-year successor contract. This Agreement, reached prior to the expiration of the current contract, was made possible through a collaborative effort to put past difficulties in bargaining aside and focus on achieving a deal that is beneficial for Hamilton teachers and staff and the Hamilton Community.”

The Memorandum of Agreement must now be presented for ratification to the Association’s General Membership and then to the Board for approval.