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School Board OKs labor agreements

July 17, 2002|by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

dank@herald-mail.com

The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved labor agreements that will give raises to members of the teachers association and the administrators and supervisors group in the 2002-03 fiscal year.

The roughly 1,400 members of the Washington County Teachers Association will receive 3 percent cost-of-living raises plus step raises, said public schools Director of Human Resources Donald Francis.

The step raises the range from about 1.5 percent to about 2.5 percent of a person's salary, Francis said.

Together, the raises will cost the school system about $3.4 million, he said.

The members of the association include teachers, counselors and media services staff, he said.

The approximately 140 employees represented by the administrative and supervisory group will not receive cost-of-living raises but will receive step raises, Francis said.

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Those employees paid less than $70,000 a year will receive a 3 percent raise. Those making more than $70,000 a year will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase, Francis said.

The raises for administrators and supervisors, which include principals and assistant principals, will cost about $400,000, he said.

Francis said all the raises were accounted for in the budget approved by the School Board last month.

Both labor agreements were approved by 6-0 votes by the School Board during its Tuesday night meeting.

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