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New Britain Rejects Teacher Concessions

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    Layoffs could hit New Britain schools.

    The New Britain School Board has rejected a concession offer from the teachers union and as many as 127 teachers could be laid off this summer as a result.

    The union offered to take furlough days next year in exchange for a raise and lower medical insurance co-pays, but the board said the concessions would just delay teacher layoffs and not prevent them.

    Superintendent Dr. Doris Kurtztold the New Britain Heraldthat the package was rejected because it had turned into a negotiating point instead of a concession position.