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Masaac County Schools Ratifies New Contract with Teachers Union

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The Masaac County board of education has a new contract with its teacher’s union which allows for pay raises over the next three years.  

Unit 1 schools Superintendent Dennis Smith says the board and the 340 employee-union reached a tentative agreement on August 14th after weeks of negotiations. The BoE formally ratified the contract last night.  

Smith says the three-year contract would result in total increases of $276,000 for teachers in the first year, and $236,000 in the second year.

“Now, these aren’t individual increases, you don’t want 340 different salaries," said Smith. "So basically it’s 3.1% new money for year one, and in year two it’s 2.6% new money for teachers, and 3% new money for support staff members.”

Smith says the contract does not include a description of money for year 3, but that it will be determined at a later date.  The contract also includes a bump in board contribution to staff insurance, but those numbers are still depending on which premium rate the board can secure.  
The new contract is good through June 30th, 2018.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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