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Union sets up resume-writing clinic for B.G. teachers

The Columbian

The Battle Ground Education Association has organized a resume writing workshop for Battle Ground Public Schools teachers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave., Battle Ground.

Staff from Washington State University Vancouver Career Services and WorkSource will make presentations about writing cover letters and updating resumes.

So far, 72 teachers have registered for the workshop, said Linda Peterson, union president. The interest was so high she had to move the workshop to a larger venue.

District teachers are still working without a renewed contract for the current school year, and Peterson said teachers are beginning to look for employment in neighboring school districts.

“There are numerous job openings because of the teacher shortage,” said Peterson. “We have all-day kindergarten coming up in Battle Ground. We have boundary changes being made. There will be transferring of students and teachers. All of this is happening at a time when our teachers have lost trust in our district. Many teachers will attend ther esume writing workshop, not just because of the inability to move forward in a (contract) settlement, but also because they do not feel respected for what they do.”

For details about the workshop, contact Peterson at 360-608-2573 or battlegroundps@icloud.com.

The next mediated bargaining session between district officials and the union is 4 to 7 p.m. March 1.