(Richmond, IN)--The Richmond Community School Board issued a statement Tuesday regarding the issues between RCS and the REA, or teachers’ union. Nicole Stults delivered the assessment. "We believe the relationships among the Board, teachers, and administration are quite positive and stronger than they have been in recent years," Stults said. Stults cited several factors, including supplemental pay given to teachers in May. "By addressing these inequities, the Board demonstrated its respect as well as high regard for the dedicated RCS teachers," she added. And, she concluded with this: "Teachers in RCS have shared that the start of the school year has been the best and smoothest in several years." You can see the nearly four-minute message in its entirely on the RCS Facebook page.