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LREA Rejects District's Offer, Votes No Confidence in Superintendent

LREA leaders said they don't want the board to remove Suggs though.

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Little Rock Education Association casts a vote of no confidence against the Little Rock School superintendent.

They also rejected the financial offer from the district.

LREA leaders said they don't want school board members to remove Superintendent Dexter Suggs.  They would rather hope the vote urges him to involve teachers and staff in major discussions.

LREA members rejected a 1.5% raise, saying the district has much more in their coffers to pay employees.

"The employees should be valued, and in order to recruit and retain high-quality employees who are committed to the children of Little Rock, you need to put your money where your mouth is," said Cathy Koehler, president of the Little Rock Education Association.

Superintendent Suggs declined an interview to discuss negotiations or the vote against him.

Meanwhile, federal and state mediators will conduct another round of talks to help the two sides come to an agreement.

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