After meeting for eight hours with both sides, a state mediator was unable to settle the contract dispute between the Huntington Beach Union High School District and the teachers union.
William Bianchi, executive director of West Orange County United Teachers, said nothing was resolved in Tuesday's discussions with mediator David Hart of the state Conciliation and Mediation Services. Furthermore, Bianchi said, he doubts that an accord will be reached in the next mediation session, set for April 25.
"The issues are so limited we're going to have to do something at the next meeting, (but) we're not optimistic that a settlement is forthcoming," he said.
However, Glen Dysinger, the district's assistant superintendent for administrative services, said both parties agreed to submit formulas for what they consider to be equitable solutions to Hart at the next meeting.