After months of negotiations, on Monday, Nov. 5, the Reeths-Puffer School board approved the contract between the board and the Reeths-Puffer Education Association (R-PEA) which represents the teaching staff.
The R-PEA had tentatively agreed to the contact on Oct. 23.
The previous contract ran from Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2012. The R-PEA voted to ratify the newest contract on Friday, Nov. 2.
According to Reeths-Puffer Superintendent Steve Edwards, the key financial changes are that the teacherís will not receive a raise in either the 2012-13 or 2013-14 school years. They will also not receive a step raise in the 2012-13 year and will move forward one step in 2013-14.
Insurance caps will be in place limiting the districtís contribution in the area of health care to that of the state recommended cap of $15,000 per family, $11,000 per double and $5,500 for single subscribers.
Each member of the teacherís union will receive an additional $200 for classroom supplies, activities or other educational opportunities during the 2012-13 school year. That amount will be prorated for less than full-time teachers.
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