Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Teachers in the Andover Public Schools will be receiving about a two-and-a-quarter percent increase as part of a new contract agreement.
A spokeswoman for USD 385 said the board of education approved the contract with the Andover Education Association during a meeting Monday.
Under the terms of the agreement, one half-day inservice will be extended to a full day. Additionally, all certified staff gain movement for experience and education, and all supplemental positions, which had been frozen for four years, gain movement for experience. The total package increases salaries by 2.26 percent.
Mark Evans, superintendent, said the district was pleased to have an agreement in place before school started.
“The district, the Board and the community value our quality teachers and staff, and this agreement demonstrates our commitment to them," Evans said.
Brett Randolph, AEA president, said teachers deserve a supplemental increase.
“Both teams were dedicated to working together and negotiating a contract that recognizes the efforts of our outstanding teachers and strengthens the excellent Andover schools,” Randolph said.
Wednesday marked the first day of classes for the Andover school district.