The agreement also allows teachers to recover one step increase for those who have had three step freeze increases in the past few years, he said.
The current deal with the teachers union runs through May next year, and the district will likely begin negotiations for a new contract with the union next spring. The negotiations with the teachers union went smoothly, he said.
“We met three times in order to get it settled so it was a fairly quick process as far as the time we spent looking at it,” he said of the latest agreement.
Board members with the Triad Local School District also recently approved a three-year deal with its Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 693, Superintendent Chris Piper said.
Workers there will receive a 1.5-percent raise for each of the three years in the deal, which will cost the district about $66,500 each year. That agreement is similar to the contract the district recently approved with its teachers union, Piper said.
“We did it pretty quickly and it was a good process,” Piper said of the labor negotiations.