With the state mediator absent, board President Richie Webb and teachers union President Louise Boyd discussed financial issues for two-and-one-half hours on Monday night, the district reported in an e-mail.
The talks focused on health care, contributions, retirement perks, longevity, and other financial issues, the district said. The union acknowledged that the board's $4.8-million figure for step costs was closer than its $1.2-million estimate, the district said.
The union is getting help from the American Federation of Teachers to analyze the numbers, the district said.
Webb, assisted by district lawyer Charles Sweet, repeated the board's rejection of retroactive pay, the district said.