The Teaneck Board of Education modified its policies and bylaws last week to prepare in case of a teacher strike or other emergency.
The adjustment would give Superintendent Barbara Pinsak the ability to implement changes without first gaining board approval, according to school board president Ardie Walser.
The Teaneck Township Education Association (TTEA) has been working under the terms of its previous contract for more than three years. The TTEA represents about 535 teachers, secretaries and paraprofessionals who work in the Teaneck Public School system.
The lengthy contract dispute will go into super conciliation before a state-appointed mediator sometime next month.