Both sides agree, close

With the spring term quickly approaching, the college and the teachers are scheduled to again meet on Tuesday. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

ONTARIO – After more than a year of talks and meetings, the union representing teachers and the administrators at Treasure Valley Community College have finally agreed upon one item -- the two sides are close to a compromise that would lead to a new pay contract.

“We are making progress and being face to face has been very productive,” said Dennis Gill, English professor at the college and a member of the negotiating team for the Treasure Valley Education Association. “If we would have done it this way before, meeting face to face with administration, this thing would be over now.”

Dana Young, college president, agreed Friday with her counterpart’s statement for the most part.

“We are . . .