The project labor agreement for the $2.1 billion facilities bond to refurbish San Diego Unified schools is still not in effect, staffers told the bond oversight committee today.

While negotiations continue, the agreement has not been finalized, said planning director Jim Watts. That means that companies are continuing to bid and win projects outside of the requirements of the labor pact. These requirements include rules involving local hiring and providing healthcare largely through union plans.

The school board gave the green light to the agreement in May.

EMILY ALPERT

    This article relates to: Education

    Written by Voice of San Diego