Contract negotiations between Adams County School District 50 and the Westminster Education Association (WEA) are set to begin next week and, for the first time, they will be open to the public.
The first session is scheduled for 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th in the Auditorium of Westminster High School.
Last November, Colorado voters overwhelming approved Proposition 104 which requires the negotiations to be held in public. While the general public is encouraged to attend, people will not be allowed to actively participate in the negotiations, which remain the role of pre-selected members of the negotiating team.
Both parties have agreed to guidelines for audience members to follow during the negotiations and those guidelines will be followed during all sessions.