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LPHS board and teachers reach contract agreement

Posted by wlpo on August 23, 2010

There won’t be a teachers’ strike anytime soon at LP High School.  The school board and teachers’ union have agreed on a four year contract that includes much lower salary increases than past agreements.

Teachers will receive a one-half percent increase in year one, a three-quarter percent raise in year two, a one percent raise in year three, and a one and a quarter percent raise in the final year.

Jim Quesse is the school board president.  He says everyone knows the situation the district and the state are in.  He says teachers are paying a fair share of their health insurance.  The district will also begin to fully fund the Teachers Retirement System in the fourth year, something they haven’t been doing.

Quesse says they’re cognizant of retaining staff and staying competitive with other districts.

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